BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Tennessee pitcher Garrett Stallings was named to the 2019 Southeastern Conference Community Service Team for baseball on Wednesday, as announced by the league office.
Stallings has fully embraced to the true meaning of being a Volunteer. On top of being one of the team’s top pitchers this season, the junior from Chesapeake Virginia has compiled over 100 hours of community service during his time on Rocky Top.
The conference names a Community Service Team for each of its 21 league-sponsored sports, looking to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to his community through superior service efforts.
Stallings has volunteered his time towards a number of different causes and organizations, including but not limited to: The East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Pedal for Alzheimer’s, the Knoxville Challenger League, Race Against Racism and the VOLeaders Academy.
As a member of the 2017-18 VOLeaders Academy class, Stallings was one of 19 Tennessee student-athletes that had the opportunity to visit Ecuador last summer as part of the program’s year-end cultural exchange trip that aims to provide applied leadership and service opportunities focused on community development and social change through sport.
To view the complete release and more information on this year’s SEC Baseball Community Service Team, visit SECSports.com.