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Athletics places nationally in community service

Published date: January 8, 2016

Virginia State University Athletics placed seventh among NCAA Division II programs in the recently completed NCAA Team Works Competition. The program is a national community service competition for NCAA DI, DII and DIII athletic departments and student-athletes. The competition recognizes schools for their outstanding commitment to volunteerism and community service. Over the course of the competition, which ran from September 1 to December 15, VSU student athletes engaged in 1,183 hours of community service.

“Once again, VSU student athletes served as shining examples of the University’s commitment to service,” said Athletic Director Peggy Davis. “The lessons our athletes learn from giving of their time to the community will last a lifetime.”

During the competition, VSU student-athletes delivered Thanksgiving dinners, collected and distributed canned goods to local food banks and visited local elementary schools, where they read to young students.

This recent honor represents the second time in a month that Virginia State University student-athletes have been recognized for achievements outside of athletic competition. In November, VSU was one of 27 NCAA Division II member schools honored with the Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence. VSU tied for sixth in the NCAA Division II.

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