Six UofL student-athletes recognized for their community service

Student-athletes who have demonstrated excellent commitment to service for the 2020-21 school year.

University of Louisville athletes Kaylee wheeler, Katlyn Harbsmeier, Makenzie Kelley, Sam minrath, Meghan schneider, and Jenna Served were named the 2020-2021 ACC Top 6 for Service Award Cardinals recipients.

Each year, the Atlantic Coast Conference honors six University of Louisville student-athletes who have demonstrated a commitment to service throughout the school year with the Top 6 for Service award.

Wheeler, a junior on the women’s swim and dive team, has accumulated the majority of her hours over the past year through her work with CrossRoads Missons, University of Louisville research and the Christian Church of South East. She has worked in the manufacture of medical masks with CrossRoads Mission, was an undergraduate research assistant with research at the University of Louisville, and was a volunteer in the disability ministry for the Southeast Christian Church. Wheeler dedicated a total of 234 hours to the Louisville community.

Servi, a sophomore on the softball team, has been an avid volunteer for the Kentucky Humane Society. She has welcomed dogs for the past year and has participated in events for the shelter. She has also volunteered for Feed the West, Air Force Reserve, and Blessings in a Backpack. Servi dedicated a total of 200 hours to the Louisville community.

Schneider, a senior on the field hockey team, has done a lot of volunteer work with the American Red Cross. She has always been an ambassador for the American Red Cross and has been an active volunteer for the San Diego Food Bank over the summer. Schneider dedicated a total of 106 hours to the Louisville community.

Minrath, a junior on the field hockey team, has a diverse portfolio of community services. She has spent many hours donating her blood plasma and platelets to COVID ICU patients at the American Red Cross. She also ran the Cardinal Cupboard on campus, was a host for One Love programming, and a note taker for the University of Louisville Disability Resource Center. Minrath dedicated a total of 78 hours to the Louisville community.

Harbsmeier, a sophomore on the Ladybirds Dance Team has participated in a wide variety of service opportunities over the past year. She has worked with the American Heart Association, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Kentuckiana Stroke Association, the Louisville Urban League, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Harbsmeier dedicated a total of 68 hours to the Louisville community.

Kelley, a sophomore on the Ladybirds dance team, is honored with the Top 6 for Service award for the second year in a row. Kelley participates in many different service opportunities that impact the youth of Louisville. Makenzie has been a Backpack Buddy, Map Buddy, Elementary Math Assistant, and been on many Read Across America Week opportunities. Kelley dedicated a total of 67 hours to the Louisville community.

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