Peacock named to SEC Good Works Team

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas junior gymnast Emily Peacock earned Southeastern Conference Good Works Team honors it was announced today. Peacock, a junior from San Antonio, Texas, is very active in community service ventures in the Northwest Arkansas area. She is the third Arkansas gymnast selected to the Good Works team since the award’s inception in 2004. "Emily is a wonderful representative of our program and we’re very proud of all the things she does for the community," said co-head coach Rene Cook. "She is eager to be involved in her ‘second home’ here in Fayetteville and this award is well-deserved. We are very proud of Emily’s accomplishments both in and out of the gym and it’s great that she can be recognized with this honor." Peacock has been involved with Championship of Character, an Arkansas Athletes Outreach program that addresses area school assemblies with inspirational and motivational messages. She took a mission trip to Honduras, participated in the Houston Nutt Golf Tournament for area charities, is a member of Razorbacks for Kids, Christmas Razorbacks for Kids and helped conduct a clinic for NGWS Day. She is also involved in Sweat Hawgs, an area program encouraging physical activity in young people. A three-year, three-event participant for the Gym’Backs, Peacock also works at the Arkansas Gymnastics summer camps as a counselor and is a volunteer at Camp of Champs in Northwest Arkansas. Peacock and the Gym’Backs are preparing for the 2007 SEC Championship meet hosted by ALLTEL Arena in North Little Rock, Ark., Saturday. Tickets are still available for the meet by calling any Ticketmaster outlet or the Lady Razorback Ticket Office at 57-LBACK. For more information about Peacock or the Lady Razorbacks, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.