ATHENS, Ga. — University of Georgia men’s tennis graduate Billy Rowe has earned a spot on the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team for the second-straight season, the league office announced Thursday.
The Coronado, Calif., native placed on the Community Service Team last year when he was a senior at Vanderbilt. His service efforts have continued during his time as a Bulldog.
Rowe is an active volunteer with the non-profit Special Pops, a tennis program for individuals with special needs. In this role, Rowe teaches tennis and serves as a mentor to the participants. In addition, he started the clothing drive within the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at UGA. Rowe and other SAAC members collected clothing and donated it to The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children’s Advocacy Center.
Rowe helped spearhead the Giving Challenge early this year, a partnership between Georgia SAAC and Auburn SAAC formed to gather donations for the unhoused populations in Athens.
On the court, Rowe is second on the team with 16 singles wins, while boasting a 14-7 mark in doubles. He enters postseason play having won five of his last six singles contests and owns a 8-3 overall record at the No. 5 singles court in dual-match play.
He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Business Analytics at the University of Georgia.