University of Georgia junior Aaron Schunk has been named to the 2019 Southeastern Conference Community Service Team for the sport of baseball.
His community service efforts including participating in the Home Runs For Hometown Rivals Special Olympics Baseball Game, the ESP (Extra Special People) Prom, Operation Christmas Child where the baseball team organized shoeboxes of supplies for children overseas, visiting and reading at area elementary schools and serving as a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Council (S.A.A.C) that plans community service events. Additionally, Schunk has been a part of the UGA Athletic Association’s L.E.A.D (Leadership Education and Development) program that encourages leadership development from its most promising student-athletes.
Along with his contributions off the field, the 6-2, 205-pound native of Atlanta serves as the starting third baseman and closer for the seventh-ranked Bulldogs who are enjoying a tremendous season. The Bulldogs are 39-14 overall and 18-9 in the SEC. A three-year starter, he is having a career year, leading the Bulldogs in batting at .339, ranks second on the club with nine home runs and fourth in RBI with 37. On the mound, he is 1-2 with a 2.53 ERA and 11 saves in 16 appearances.
Schunk is a semifinalist for the John Olerud Award which goes to the nation’s top two-way player. He was a finalist for the Olerud Award in 2018. Georgia closes out the regular season starting Thursday night with the Alabama series at Foley Field.
The SEC 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.