The Southeastern Conference announced the 2017 Volleyball Community Service Team Wednesday morning. University of Georgia senior right-side hitter Kendall Kazor has earned recognition for her outstanding work in the community and beyond.
“This award is beyond well deserved by Kendall,” head coach Tom Black said. “The thing we all respect about her is how driven she is to be the be the best possible version of herself in every area of her life. This award reflects that and we are all very proud of her.”
The SEC sponsors Community Service Teams for all 21 league-sponsored sports. The Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts.
Over the summer, Kazor took part in the Give Volunteer Immersion Experience in Chiang Mai, Thailand and the L.E.A.D./Soles4Souls program in Costa Rica. She also worked with Athens PBJ, feeding the homeless in Athens.
Kazor has also volunteered with the Clarke County Mentor Program, the ESP Summer Camp, and the YWCO Girls Club. She has helped out at the Malcolm Bridge Middle School, the Dr. Seuss Guest Readers Day at Barrow Elementary, and Frontline Outreach in Orlando, Florida. Kazor has been a part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, the Girl Power Luncheon and the No More Campaign. She taught English exercises at the Howard B. Stroud Elementary School and played with the Hometown Heroes: Special Olympics Baseball. Kazor has been active with the UGA Relay for Life Athletic Committee, the UGarden summer gardening campaign, the Campus Kitchen at Clark Elementary School and Our Daily Bread. She has dedicated several volunteer hours with Spikes Tikes and the Special Olympics Prom.
The Dallas, Texas native has received the UGA Volleyball Academic Achievement Award and the Hornsby Howell Community Service Award, and has been nominated for the Clifford Lewis Leadership Award. A member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, she has been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and the J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Honor Roll.