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University of Georgia senior volleyball student-athlete Sage Naves has been named a member of the 2021 Southeastern Conference Volleyball Community Service Team, the league announced Wednesday. This is the second-straight season Naves has represented Georgia with this honor.
“Sage does an amazing job each day of thinking of others before herself,” said head coach Tom Black. “This award is a great recognition of that and the impact she continually has to make things better.”
The Augora Hills, California native serves the University of Georgia and Athens communities in several ways. She volunteers her time with iServe Ministries. With iServe, Naves aids in distributing groceries to families in needs in Clarke County. Once a month, iServe brings a semi-truck full of food and the iServe team loads upwards of 300 cars for families most in need. Naves also volunteers her time with the Boys and Girls Club of Athens and Special Olympics at UGA through the annual Hometown Rivals baseball game. In 2017, she joined a mission trip to Uganda.
Naves is one of the volleyball 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.
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.