Athletics News
    USC Student-Athletes Honored For Community Service


    May 5, 2009

    The USC women's basketball team and 13 other Trojan student-athletes from a variety of sports were honored by the USC athletic department on Tuesday (May 5) for their significant contributions to the department's community service initiative.

    They were recognized on the field prior to the USC home baseball game, with the women's basketball presented with the Service Champions trophy for contributing the most hours per student-athlete to the community. Afterwards, the group partook in an appreciation dinner.

    Since the fall of 2007, USC student-athletes have doubled their efforts to improve the community. This year, they dedicated more than 2,100 hours to a wide variety of athletic department-sponsored community service events. The increase in service outreach was due in large part to the Student-Athlete Advisory Council's efforts to increase the amount of service opportunities and the publicity about them.

    During the 2008-2009 academic year, several student-athletes served as exemplary role models for their peers and others by building positive relationships with the community and dedicating countless hours to improving it.

    This past academic year, members of the Women of Troy basketball team participated in Dribble for the Cure, the Pac-10 Skills Clinic, Swim with Mike, Spirits in Action, Operation Clean Slate and Habitat for Humanity.

    USC Women's Basketball Team

    Laura Freimuth--Director of Operations

    Ebony Hall--Administrative Assistant

    Michelle Franco

    Camille LeNoir

    Nicole Berberet

    Hailey Dunham

    Heather Oliver

    Brynn Cameron

    Kari LaPlante

    Briana Gilbreth

    Stephanie Gilbreth

    Aarika Hughes

    Jacki Gemlos

    Ashley Corral

    Daniela Roark

    Michelle Jenkins

    Taylor Lord

    Nadia Parker

    Other USC Student-Athletes Who Contributed

    Shannon Lacy - Women's Soccer

    Garrett Green - Football

    Stenn Parton - Track and Field

    Chanel Fischetti - Track and Field/CC

    Elizabeth Olear - Track and Field

    Alyssa Davila - Women's Soccer

    Amy Massey - Women's Soccer

    Kristina Rigterink - Women's Swimming/Diving

    Kazu Miyahara - Men's Swimming/Diving

    Michelle Taft - Women's Crew

    Jordan Congdon - Football

    Jon Hackett - Men's Volleyball

    Tumua Anae - Women's Water Polo