BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – University of Georgia senior swimmers Bradley Dunham and Zoie Hartman were named to the 2023 Southeastern Conference Community Service Team, as announced by the league Tuesday morning.
The SEC sponsors Community Service Team 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 efforts.
Throughout his time in Athens, Dunham has established himself as a strong leader among Georgia student-athletes. Dunham is a member of the L.E.A.D. Leadership Education and Development Academy, working with other student-athletes to help build leadership skills, networking opportunities, and personal development for life after athletics. The Hoschton native is also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, serving as a liaison between the swimming and diving team and the athletic administration, as well organizing service initiatives to promote student-athlete wellness.
Outside of UGA, Dunham has helped organize service opportunities for the men’s swimming and diving team, including volunteer hours at the Athens Area Habitat for Humanity store, the Swim Across America event, and the team’s efforts with Team Impact, where the program “signed” a young boy who had survived leukemia.
Dunham received a CSCAA All-America citation in 2021 for swimming on Georgia’s sixth-place 800-yard freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships. Earlier that season, he earned a bronze medal in the 800 free relay at the SEC Championships. He has also been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics in each year of competition. Academically, he was one of 80 students selected for the Terry College Professional Sales Competition, participating in a day-long competition to deliver sales pitches to panels of corporate sales professionals in multiple industries.
For Hartman, this is her second-consecutive placement on the Community Service Team. The Danville, California native has been a consistent presence in volunteering efforts, both on campus and in the community. Hartman worked with Turkey Palooza, providing Thanksgiving groceries and meals to older adults and families in the Athens area. She has also worked with Project Safe, donating items to victims of domestic violence, as well as Books for Keeps, cleaning and organizing the warehouse for a community book fair.
Hartman has assisted with Extra Special People (children with autism, disabilities, and special needs) in throwing a party night, participated in a prom night for Special Olympics, and is working with the Brooklyn Cemetery in Athens to restore and beautify the area. Through the swimming team, she has participated in the Swim Across America 5K race and worked with the team in its Team Impact partnership to befriend a young leukemia survivor.
In her career, Hartman has received 21 All-America citations and has won six SEC championships, along with being named the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2020 and Commissioner’s Trophy co-honoree in 2021. She was previously named to the SEC Community Service Team in 2022. She has been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Honor Roll in all three prior years of her career. She is an inductee to the L.E.A.D. Leadership Education and Development Academy and a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, as well as a member of the Palladia secret society. Additionally, she was chosen to represent UGA at the Women in Leadership Convention in Kansas City in October 2022.