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Sisk Named to SEC Community Service Team

Ole Miss Women's Basketball vs Kentucky on January 21, 2016 in Oxford, MS.  Photo by Ellen O'Nan/Ole Miss Athletics
Ole Miss Women’s Basketball vs Kentucky on January 21, 2016 in Oxford, MS.
Photo by Ellen O’Nan/Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss junior Erika Sisk (Oxford, Miss.) was named to the SEC Community Service Team on Wednesday it was announced by the Southeastern Conference office. It is the first time Sisk has represented Ole Miss on the team.

Sisk and her teammates have taken the idea of service to new heights this season and spent lots of time in the fall volunteering throughout the greater Oxford and Lafayette county communities.

Sisk and her teammates took a visit to Batson Children’s Hospital  In Jackson where they spent time with patients on the oncology floor and over the summer they hosted a basketball skill clinic for the  Horizons Summer Program sponsored by the McLean Institute at Ole Miss. Additionally, Sisk and her teammates helped to build a Habitat for Humanity house in Oxford and have spent time with residents at the North Mississippi Regional Center and Oxford Rehabilitation Center. Sisk and her teammates are also active in Ole Miss’ Reading with the Rebels program, which sends Ole Miss student athletes to local classrooms in the Oxford-Lafayette community to read to students in the classroom. Along with the Ole Miss SAAC she is active with the statewide Move Mississippi initiative, which encourages healthy eating and movement.

This marks the 18th year for the SEC Community Service Team for women’s basketball as well as for men’s basketball. All league-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004, with at-large teams for men’s and women’s sports being chosen from 1999-2003. The SEC began this concept with a football Community Service Team in 1994

Honorees from other institutions include: Nikki Hegstetter, Alabama; Melissa Wolff, Arkansas; Tra’Cee Tanner, Auburn; Brooke Copeland, Florida; Merritt Hempe, Georgia; Janee Thompson, Kentucky; Akilah Bethel, LSU; Blair Schaefer, Mississippi State; Lianna Doty, Missouri; Khadijiah Sessions, South Carolina; Andraya Carter, Tennessee; Taylor Cooper, Texas A&M; Kendall Shaw, Vanderbilt.

Ole Miss closes out the regular-season home schedule on Thursday against No. 3/2 South Carolina. The game will tip at 8 PM CT and will be part of the SEC Network whip around coverage of all seven women’s basketball games.

For women’s basketball ticket information, go to OleMissTix.com or call the Ole Miss Ticket Office at 1-888-REB-TKTS (732-8587).

For all Ole Miss women’s basketball news and information, go to OleMissSports.com, and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissWBB, Facebook at Ole Miss WBB and on Instagram at Ole Miss_WBB.   Fans can also follow Ole Miss women’s basketball head coach Matt Insell on Twitter at @minsell.

Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Information

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