BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – In recognition of his work throughout the Oxford-Lafayette community, Ole Miss senior outside hitter Lauren thompson has been named to the SEC’s community service team, the league office said on Wednesday.
In an ongoing effort to recognize the achievements of student-athletes beyond the realm of competition, the Southeastern Conference once again features a panel of athletes for its annual community service team. All league sponsored sports have had a community service team since 2004.
Thompson attended Reading with the Rebels, where she visited elementary schools across the LOU community to read books to students. The outside batter also helped with the book and bear drive for the UM Books and Bears Christmas program and spent time working with the annual Feed The Sip service project with the food drive to donate. to the primary schools in the area. to help fight hunger in Mississippi.
The elder worked with the Oxford Park Commissions Volleyball Clinic to teach volleyball skills to children in Oxford. During the Thanksgiving holiday, Thompson also helped collect and donate baskets to families in need in the LOU community at the Adopt-A-Basket service project. The senior also took part in the annual A Night to Shine event to celebrate guests with special needs on an unforgettable prom night.
Thompson and the Rebel are back on the field, making their first NCAA tournament appearance in 11 years on Thursday, December 2 at 7 p.m. CT vs. NO. 14 Creighton. The match will be available to stream on ESPN +.