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UGA basketball player Merritt Hempe named to SEC Community Service Team

Merritt Hempe, a senior forward on the women’s basketball team at UGA, has been named to the 2016 SEC Community Service Team.

A native of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Hempe has participated in and led a long list of community service efforts, including Special Olympics Homeruns for Hometown Rivals baseball game, Toys for Tots, writing holiday cards for deployed soldiers, helping provide safe routes to school by partnering with Barrow Elementary, providing toiletries collection for the homeless, visiting Stroud Elementary throughout the year to encourage and mentor children, being a volunteer for Alzheimer’s Walk and Ath-Half as well as a volunteer AAU coach and operations staff member.

A 2016 WBCA AllState Good Works Team nominee, Hempe, who is majoring in marketing, has also been on the SEC Academic Honor Roll three times.