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 tennis for the 2017-18 season.
All league-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004, with at-large Tennis teams for men’s and women’s sports being chosen from 1999-2003.
Andie Daniell • Alabama
Junior • Douglasville, Ga.
Andie Daniell has been a trailblazer for the Crimson Tide on-and-off the court as well as in the local community. As the women’s tennis representative for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Daniell spearheads all student engagement activities and organizes student outreach initiatives that impact the community, including facilitating the annual Halloween Extravaganza. Outside of being a force on the court and in the classroom, Daniell volunteers at the Black Warrior PT Clinic, has built houses in Tuscaloosa with Habitat for Humanity while also lending a helping hand at a local elementary school to teach kids about leadership, respect, goals and working well with others.
Peyton Jennings • Arkansas
Senior • Tulsa, Okla.
Peyton Jennings is very involved in the community. She participated in Salute to Veterans, a Valentine’s Day Celebration Event at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, as well as the Adopt a Veteran Program at the Arkansas State Veterans Home. She has volunteered at the Fayetteville Animal Shelter with the Children’s Fun Run and with the Razorbacks vs. Missouri Canned Food Drive at Walmart in Tennis. She helped organize a senior prom at the Fayetteville Health and Rehabilitation Center and participated in the Red Ribbon Rally.
Andie Dikosavljevic • Auburn
Senior • Sunshine Coast, Australia
Despite the major commitment of being a collegiate tennis player, Dikosavljevic has also found time to work with the Young Women’s Leadership Program this year. In doing so, she has spent time at Auburn Junior High School mentoring 8th grade girls. She focuses mainly on teaching the girls life skills. After mentoring a “Little Sister” last year, Dikosavljevic has been a group facilitator this year, which consists of organizing small groups and making sure the “Big Sisters” are presenting the program each week. On top of that, Dikosavljevic also helps sort out any relationship issues between the “Bigs” and “Littles.”
Anna Danilina • Florida
Senior • Moscow, Russia
Not only does Anna Danilina play the No. 1 singles and doubles positions for the Gators, the UF senior has led the team in its community service efforts during the 2017-18 season(Tennis). Danilina focused her volunteer time with children, becoming involved with events like Miracle on Main Street, which Junior League which has “put on a “toy sale” in the Gainesville community for families who might not otherwise have holiday gifts for their children over the holidays.” Danilina also has interacted with children and families at the local Tennis playes Ronald McDonald House, the Food4Kids Warehouse and the Wrapping Party, where Gator student-athletes wrap hundreds of new shoes collected as gifts for area youth.
Laura Patterson • Georgia
Senior • Roswell, Ga.
Laura Patterson helped organize and head the team’s trip to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia in Athens. The team volunteered their time off the court to help bag bread that was then donated to 14 counties across the Northeast Georgia area. Previously, Patterson and the team has been involved in Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army Angel Tree Initiative. In Tennis Serving as one of two women’s tennis players on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Patterson is a part of the student athlete leadership group composed of 83 student-athletes.
Akvile Parazinskaite • Kentucky
Junior • Vilnius, Lithuania
Akvile Parazinskaite volunteered for Read Across America program at a local elementary school, reading with children and helped pack backpacks for the UK Athletics Backpack Program. She was also a Louisiana Flood Relief Drive volunteer and volunteered at Breakfast with Santa, an annual event which raises money for Daniel’s Care, the children’s division of Hospice of the Bluegrass. She has also participated in the Salvation Army bell ringing program, served meals at God’s Pantry, and Volunteered with CATS Cultivating Character.
Ryann Foster • LSU
Senior • Wayne, N.J.
Participates in the 22nd annual Halloween BOO-zar, a free event for Baton Rouge area children and their families to enjoy trick-or-treating, carnival games(Tennis)and costumes while interacting with LSU student-athletes and coaches before Halloween.
Also participated in Thanksgiving with the Tigers, a Thanksgiving and Christmas themed community event where student-athletes adopt a child from the Big Buddy Program and provide them with Christmas presents as they share a Thanksgiving meal together with their families. She collected and distributed resources donated by the community along with other student-athletes to send to victims of the flooding in Houston.
Tereza Janatova • Ole Miss
Sophomore • Nova Paka, Czech Republic