BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – University of Georgia graduate volleyball student-athlete Sage Powell has been named a member of the 2022 Southeastern Conference Volleyball Community Service Team, the league announced Wednesday.
This is Powell’s third appointment to the SEC Volleyball Community Service Team, earning the award in 2020, 2021, and now 2022. Former Georgia volleyball student-athlete Kathleen Gates was also recognized three times for her service to the community from 2009-2011.
“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, Powell 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. Powell 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.
Powell 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.
Powell graduated from the University of Georgia in May 2022 with her undergraduate degree in International Affairs and is now pursuing her graduate degree in Public Administration.
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.