Birmingham, Ala. - In a continuing effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition, the SEC once again highlighted a Community Service Team for women's basketball for the 2019-20 season.
This marks the 22nd 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.
Jordan Lewis • Alabama
Redshirt Junior • Point Guard • Windermere, Fla.
Jordan Lewis has volunteered her time for organizations such as the Alberta Head Start program and Habitat for Humanity. She also volunteered around the time of the annual 5th Grade Fastbreak game to read to kids in elementary schools around Tuscaloosa. Around the holiday season, Lewis went to DCH Medical Center and sang holiday carols with her teammates. She made additional appearances in delivering season tickets to season ticket holders around the community.
Grayce Spangler • Arkansas
Junior • Guard • Fayetteville, Ark.
Grayce Spangler has been very involved in her home community this year. She has volunteered at places like the New School, as well as with the Fearless Food Fight, while also helping put on a banquet on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. She also participated in Shop with A Hog, a program that takes children Christmas shopping, and helped coordinate donations to the Potter House for Children during the Holiday Season. She was also active away from Fayetteville, as she was part of Arkansas Women's Basketball's efforts to provide relief to those affected by hurricanes in the Bahamas, while also spending time with children at the Little Rock Children's Hospital before the Hogs played in Little Rock. Spangler is also involved on campus, as she is part of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, as well as being a part of the HOGSPY planning committee.
Kiyae' White • Auburn
Redshirt Sophomore • Forward • Macungie, Pa.
Kiyae' White has spent time volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House and "Our House" along with working with a church youth group. She also worked with the Lee County Humane Society and has volunteered time reading to students at local elementary schools as part of World Read Aloud Day.
Zada Williams • Florida
Redshirt Senior • Forward • Lake Wales, Fla.
Zada Williams helped spearhead the team's community service initiative this year. A mainstay in the team's trips to various elementary schools, retirement homes and food banks, Williams set a great example for not only her younger teammates but to children across the Gainesville area. On many occasions the native Floridian addressed classrooms full of children and even led demonstrations. One of the team's goals was to visit one school per week in the months leading up to the season and Williams was a constant presence on these trips. In addition to the many school visits, Williams and her teammates spent their Thanksgiving helping serve families at the Ronald McDonald House.
Stephanie Paul • Georgia
Senior • Forward • Naples, Fla.
In recognition of her community service efforts, Stephanie Paul was selected as a 2019 Georgia Peach of an Athlete honoree by the Boy Scouts of America and the Atlanta Sports Council. Stephanie is an active member of the Athens community as she routinely assists with Special Olympics and Relay for Life, while also visiting local elementary schools to mentor young children. Stephanie has been selected as the team's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative three times and was a L.E.A.D. (Leadership Education and Development) inductee in October 2018.
KeKe McKinney • Kentucky
Junior • Forward • Knoxville, Tenn.
KeKe McKinney has been extremely active and passionate about community service since arriving in Lexington. Last summer, McKinney showed the impact student-athletes can have across the world as she was part of a group of Wildcats that went to Ethiopia on a service trip. On the trip, McKinney traveled from community to community over the course of a week sharing smiles and laughter with young kids and families while also delivering food and supplies to those less fortunate. McKinney has also been active in the Lexington community volunteering with God's Pantry Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Kentucky Toyota Miracle League, Lighthouse Ministries, Special Olympics and more. McKinney is a regular at local children's hospitals, elementary schools and senior citizen homes sharing her amazing personality and contagious smile.
Ayana Mitchell • LSU
Senior • Forward • Conyers, Ga.
Ayana Mitchell continues to grow her involvement in the community, not only in Baton Rouge, but back home in Conyers, Georgia. She has built a relationship with the Gardere Elementary School in Baton Rouge by volunteering in the classroom, at lunch, reading time and recess. She also volunteers with the youth at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church in Baton Rouge and is a motivational speaker at schools in several parishes around Baton Rouge. On campus Mitchell served as a counselor for the Pre-Scholars Academy, a 3-week program for 60 incoming LSU students, helping them get used to their new environment on campus. With her team, Mitchell has participated in the annual BOOzar and Thanksgiving with the Tigers events and volunteering at the Knock Knock Children's Museum and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
Mimi Reid • Ole Miss
Redshirt Sophomore • Guard • Bronx, N.Y.
Mimi Reid has spent time volunteering in several areas including assisting with A Night to Shine, Reading with the Rebels, Learner's Playhouse, Children's Hospital of Mississippi, OE Arrival Buddies, Oxford Dreamline, Leap Frog and Trunk or Treat.
Jordan Danberry • Mississippi State
Graduate • Guard • Conway, Ark.
Jordan Danberry has participated in six different community service events this season, including several opportunities to work with children with autism and special needs through Camp Rising Sun and Baseball Buddies. Before MSU's game at Jackson State, Danberry and the team visited with kids who are battling serious illnesses at the local children's hospital. She also spearheaded the start of a mentoring program for female youth in in Starkville. The program is one of only two such programs for girls in the state. After approaching the director of the national mentoring branch, Danberry accepted the responsibility of directing everything for the program, including coordinating all events, managing the resources, and scheduling all guest speakers.
Hannah Schuchts • Missouri
Redshirt Senior • Forward • Tallahassee, Fla.
Hannah Schuchts has been a constant fixture in her community since arriving on campus, as she has already devoted more than 17 hours of her time back to the Columbia community over the 2019-20 academic year. This year, her time has been spent at Hoops for a Cause, VAC Holiday Distribution, MU Children's Hospital and Tigers Paws, among others.
Laeticia Amihere • South Carolina
Freshman • Forward • Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Laeticia Amihere is a great ambassador for the team with her ability to connect with everyone. She has helped the team deliver teddy bears to Children's Hospital at Christmas and inspired young girls at a basketball clinic during the team's trip to St. Thomas for the Paradise Jam. She also joined the team at a visit to a women's facility within the South Carolina Department of Corrections.
Kamera Harris • Tennessee
Senior • Forward • Hampton, Ga.
Kamera Harris participated in the Adopt-A-Family program, joining with team members to purchase and deliver gifts at Christmas. She also helped serve the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee's (SAAC) Community Holiday Meal, providing food to the less fortunate during the holiday season, and she welcomed youngsters to the UT campus for Voloween, a Halloween celebration for kids in UT's Neyland-Thompson Sports Complex that is organized by SAAC. Additionally, Kamera supported the Race for the Summitt 5K, which was held to raise awareness and support for the Pat Summitt Foundation, an organization named for the late, legendary Lady Vol coach that is at the forefront for finding a cure for Alzheimer's. Other activities have included volunteering time at the Boys and Girls Club, participating in the Down Syndrome Awareness Group of East Tennessee's Hoops For Hope, decorating Christmas cookies with kids at East Tennessee Children's Hospital, volunteering at the Fantasy of Trees East Tennessee Children's Hospital fundraiser, assisting in the Cole's Launch paper airplane contest for patients at East Tennessee Children's Hospital, and celebrating and dancing with teens suffering from chronic illnesses at the East Tennessee Children's Hospital's "One Unforgettable Night."
Jasmine Williams • Texas A&M
Senior • Guard • Houston, Texas
Jasmine Williams has served as a women's basketball team SAAC representative since 2017, acting as a liaison between student-athletes, students, faculty and staff. She has volunteered many hours for the Brazos Valley Food Bank, Aggieland Humane Society and Aggies CAN through per participation in SAAC. Williams is a Traditions Night Huddle Leader, helping A&M freshmen student-athletes transition to college life. She dedicates her time away from school and basketball to serving as the social media chair of the Yolanda E. Williams Foundation, helping raise awareness and fundraising for the foundation's events as well as breast cancer and the search for a cure.
Chelsie Hall • Vanderbilt
Junior • Guard • Boca Raton, Fla.
Chelsie Hall spent an afternoon at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Nashville where she helped stock shelves and move furniture. She also volunteered on Halloween at Vanderbilt's Trick or Treat with the Greeks where they handed out candy and provided Nashville communities and children a fun, safe space for Halloween. Chelsie and the Commodores sponsor, Gabee, 14, who suffers from craniostynosis, and are raising money for her and the Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.