Elswick Named To SEC Community Service Team

SEC Press Release

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas gymnast Heather Elswick has been named to the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team for giving back to the community in superior service efforts. It’s the third consecutive honor for the senior from Austin, Texas, as she volunteered for over 35 community service hours during the past year.

Elswick is also a two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. She serves as the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative for the gymnastics program.

Participated in the 2016 NWA Heart Walk to raise awareness for healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke
Helped with canned food drive in “competition” with the Missouri athletic department
Helped in conjunction with Lift Up America to transfer boxes of food and supplies
Participated in Razorback canned food drive, where supplies were brought to local non-profit organizations
Participated in MDA Muscle Walk at Arvest Ballpark to raise awareness for muscular dystrophy
Supported the Special Olympics Unified Sports initiative during flag football games that feature special needs participants
Participated in RazorBuddy program, which connected student-athletes with local youth to help them succeed in school
Supervised and taught youth gymnasts during a day of training in the Razorbacks’ Bev Lewis Center for Women’s Athletics
Took part in Shop with SAAC, where student-athletes raised money throughout the year to purchase holiday gifts for local children
Handed out awards at the annual Santa Meet in Arkansas’s Barnhill Arena during a youth gymnastics meet

Although Elswick has been unable to compete this year due to injury, she will return next season for a fifth year of eligibility.

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