ATHENS, Ga. – University of Georgia senior swimmer Grant Norgan was named to the 2021 Southeastern Conference Men’s Swimming & Diving Community Service Team, as announced by the league office in Birmingham Tuesday morning.
Norgan has been an active member of the University of Georgia athletic community during his three seasons in Athens, assisting with various efforts related to diversity and inclusion. Since September 2019, Norgan has served as the team liaison for The Georgia Way, acting as an ambassador for their Cultural & Diversity and Behavioral Medicine program sectors. Through these roles, he promotes and connects fellow student-athletes with resources related to life outside of sport, including International Student Life and the LGBT Resource Center. One of these promotional activities included starring in a social media video sharing his story in October 2020, as part of the NCAA Diversity and Inclusion social media campaign.
Related to these efforts, the Houston native is a member of the UGA Athletic Association Diversity & Inclusion Committee, a leadership group that engages in education, advocacy, and service opportunities that help foster a more inclusive athletic community. Additionally, he served as a field volunteer in South Carolina for Kamala Harris’ 2020 presidential campaign, providing education and communication to potential primary voters.
In addition to his advocacy work, Norgan joined his teammates in participating in Swim Across America Atlanta in 2018 and 2019, raising funds to benefit Children Healthcare of Atlanta’s cancer research initiative. During the event, he served as an “Angel Swimmer,” assisting and encouraging young participants in the open-water 5K swim.
Last season, Norgan was named to both the CSCAA All-America and Second Team All-SEC after earning a bronze medal in the 800 freestyle relay at the SEC Championships. This fall, he was named to the J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Honor Roll for the fifth-consecutive semester, adding Dean’s List honors. He was also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the winter 2020 season.