Caldwell honored by SEC

FAYETTEVILLE— Arkansas junior Amanda Caldwell has been named to the 2010 Southeastern Conference Community Service team for softball, the league office announced this week.

Caldwell received the award for her outstanding work in the community.

Caldwell has participated in the SEC Together We CAN food drive, Special Olympics where she coached and Lift Up America, a food distribution project through Tyson Foods. The Victoria, Texas native raised money for underprivileged children and took them shopping for Shop With Student Athlete Advisory Committee and she organized Sweat Hogs and Book Hogs, where she went to elementary schools and read to students. Caldwell is also the SAAC President.

She recently began an internship with Colgate-Palmolive Co., located in Rogers, Ark. The Rogers office deals exclusively with Walmart Corp. Caldwell will be working with the marketing department within the company. She will be handling data that Walmart will give them on their products and work to develop ideas about ways to market the products better in Walmart stores.

The SEC sponsors a Community Service Teams for all 20 league sponsored sports. The Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to her community in superior service efforts.

The Razorbacks are set to compete at the 2010 SEC Softball Tournament, Thursday through Saturday, at Bogle Park.