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Tate Sandman Named to SEC Community Service Team

Tate Sandman Named to SEC Community Service Team

by Ryan Cullinane

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky men’s tennis player Tate Sandman has been named to the 2022 Southeastern Conference men’s tennis Community Service Team for his contributions to community through community service. The sophomore has accumulated 64 hours of community service so far this year.
The SEC Community Service Team is meant to highlight student-athletes whose accomplishments exceed the results on the courts or grades in the classrooms. The SEC sponsors Community Service Teams in all 21 of its varsity sports to recognize those who use their free time to improve the lives of others. 
Sandman volunteers his time with Acing Autism, a program designed to help children with autism grow by having others teach them how to play tennis. 
The Raleigh, North Carolina, native is also involved with Kentucky Children’s Hospital. He coordinated an effort to have the Kentucky men’s tennis team write letters for children with serious illness who stay in the hospital.
Sandman has also been working with God’s Pantry in his free time since last year. He helps pack food for homeless shelters that provide for those in need in the Lexington community.
The sophomore has appeared in five career singles and doubles matches in his college career and appeared in two ITA doubles rankings with captain Millen Hurrion, peaking at No. 76. 
Academically, Sandman holds himself to a high standard as well, holding a 3.7 grade-point average while seeking a degree in human health sciences. Previously, Sandman was named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete and All-Academic Teams, as well as the SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll.
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