Georgia Southern enjoys record year of community service • The Georgia Virtue

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Georgia Southern athletics not only had a banner year on the field and in the classroom, but the Eagles have been incredibly active in their community service goals for 2021-22. In fact, Georgia Southern University logged 7,267 total community service hours, surpassing the year’s goal of 7,000.

Additionally, the Eagles donated 1,000 meals at the January 15 Feed the Boro event. Overall, 100% of Georgia Southern teams participated in some form of community service during the year, covering 94 distinct service opportunities and assisting 56 different community organizations.

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APEX Community Service Rankings 2021-22

According to Helper Helper, a community service app that connects volunteers to meaningful experiences in their community, the Eagles ranked among the best in NCAA Division I in community service hours. The women’s basketball team, volleyball team, and swimming and diving team all led the nation in hours of community service, helping Georgia Southern’s women’s programs rank sixth overall. of the NCAA DI. Men’s basketball ranked fourth nationally, while men’s and women’s tennis and softball ranked fifth. Women’s soccer placed eighth, giving the Eagles eight different teams that ranked in the top 10 nationally in community service.

In terms of gross hours, the Georgia Southern football team logged a total of 1,668 hours of community service, leading the department. Women’s basketball logged 1,312 hours, while volleyball logged 1,145 hours. Softball (607) and baseball (559) rounded out the top five programs in volunteer hours.

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Times were calculated from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, and were based on events submitted by each team’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative and reported to the Helper Helper app throughout the season. ‘year.

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