Thornhill Named to SEC Community Service Team

Thornhill Named to SEC Community Service Team

COLUMBIA, Mo. – LSU junior utility player Elyse Thornhill was named to the 2018 SEC Community Service Team for the second-straight year, the league announced on Wednesday at the start of the 2018 SEC Softball Tournament in Columbia, Missouri.

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 events.

Thornhill, who leads the Tigers in community service hours, has volunteered her time to numerous projects throughout the Baton Rouge community. She spent much of her fall volunteering at the Friends of Animals animal shelter. 

After the devastating damage done by Hurricane Harvey, Thornhill spent time helping with the relief efforts. She also helps out at the Knock Knock Children’s Museum, giving tours.

Other projects Thornhill has been a part of is LSU’s Move-In Day, helping new students get acclimated in the dorms. She played a role in bot of LSU’s Halloween BooZar and Thanksgiving with the Tigers events in the fall.

During the holidays in December, Thornhill was seen helping out with Sylvia’s Toys for Children. Most recently, she has been a part in the annual Teal Walk, helping spread awareness for ovarian cancer, and LSU’s Geaux Play event.

What’s On Deck
The No.5-seeded Tigers open the 2018 SEC Tournament with No. 12-seed Ole Miss on Wednesday at 4 p.m. CT. The game will air live on SEC Network and will be available on the radio at 107.3 FM with Patrick Wright on the call.

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