ATHENS, Ga. — University of Georgia senior soccer player Jessie Denney has been named a member of the 2021 Southeastern Conference Community Service Team, the league announced Tuesday.
A native of Naperville, Illinois, serves the UGA and Athens communities in numerous ways. She has created a non-profit organization, Caring Senior Services, which serves residents of the Iris Place Retirement Home in Athens and is a Discipleship Team Leader with Team United, serving as a mentor for on-campus ministry. Denney is also a leader with Reviving Athens, leading small groups into inner-city Athens to speak with, comfort, and pray with homeless and poverty-stricken individuals and offers support by helping them to reclaim their credentials to assist with applying for employment opportunities.
Additionally, Denney is a mentor at the Barrow Elementary School, sharing knowledge and life experiences with young children to help them achieve and exceed life goals and aspirations. She also takes advantage of numerous volunteer opportunities including I-Serve Ministries, Special Olympics, Relay For Life, Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, United Way, and at Clarke Central High School.
Denney is one of the soccer team representatives on UGA SAAC and was a 2019 inductee to the University of Georgia Leadership Education and Development (L.E.A.D.) program. She is a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and Dean’s List. She earned her degree in Consumer Economics this May.
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 efforts.