Alyssa Rice Named to SEC Community Service Team
LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky junior center Alyssa Rice has been named to the Southeastern Conference’s Community Service Team for her hard work in the Lexington community since arriving on campus.
Rice leads Kentucky with over 100 community service hours. One of her major projects was working as a volunteer at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp last summer where she was a hustle leader. On top of helping pack and deliver food for God’s Pantry Food Bank in Lexington, Rice has volunteered at One Parent Scholar Home spending time with children as part of their day care service. Last year, Rice was a Breakfast with Santa volunteer and hung out with residents at the Brookdale Richmond Place nursing home. Rice also helped this fall with a flood relief drive for Louisiana residents and has spent time visiting patients at the UK Children’s Hospital.
A two-year member of the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll, Rice recently was named as one of five district II honorees to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District Team, which automatically makes her eligible for the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team.
One of the vocal leaders on the team having played in all 27 games this season with 24 starts, Rice is averaging a career-high 21.4 minutes per game with 4.0 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game. The native of Reyonldsburg, Ohio, has played in 87 career games with 37 career starts. Currently, Rice ranks third on the team with 120 rebounds and second on the team with 19 blocks.
As the team’s representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, Rice also represented UK women’s basketball at the SEC Women’s Basketball Leadership Council earlier this offseason and was voted by her peers in the league as the vice chair of the council.
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