LEXINGTON, Ky. – A leader in both the field and the community, University of Kentucky senior women’s football Peyton rimko has been integrated into the Southeastern Conference 2021 Community Service Team for the second year in a row.
The SEC sponsors community service teams for the 21 league-sponsored sports. The Community Service Team seeks to showcase an athlete from each school who gives back to their community for their superior service efforts.
Rimko has so far contributed over 25 hours of community service during her time in Kentucky, serving at the Lexington Hope Center, Lexington Nursing Home, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, and Senior Citizen Pen Pal. Her community service projects included preparing meals to distribute to the homeless, zooming in with children’s hospital patients, and serving vacation meals, among others.
On the field, Rimko has started every game over the past two seasons as a key member of the Wildcats’ backline. She has recorded over 2,500 minutes in her career, including 1,600 this season.
Earlier this year Rimko was inducted into the Frank G. Ham Society of Character of UK Athletics which annually honors Wildcats who have demonstrates extraordinary commitment to academic excellence, athletic participation, personal development, career preparation and serving as a role model.
The Westlake, Ohio native also holds an impressive 3.817 GPA as a business management specialization and has been named to the SEC Fall Sports Honor Roll twice.
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