KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Prior to the opening of the 2022 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships, Georgia senior Keegan Walsh and junior Zoie Hartman were named to the 2022 SEC Community Service Team, as announced by the league office in Birmingham Tuesday morning.
Walsh serves as the co-president of the University of Georgia Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, as elected by vote of the student-athlete population and athletics staff. In his role, he organizes bi-weekly meetings to discuss matters of athlete well-being, leadership workshops, and community outreach relations. The Lawrenceville native also serves as the leader of the Behavioral Medicine subcommittee, helping promote the importance of mental health for the student-athlete population. He is a member of the Leadership, Education, and Development Academy (L.E.A.D.), a 40-member group that helps student-athletes build leadership skills, network with professionals, and facilitate personal growth.
In other activities, Walsh worked with the Gwinnett County Board of Elections in June 2020 to help with the distribution of provisional ballots and voter registration cards for the primary election, also helping with administering voting day operations. He also helped organize the UGA Athletic Association’s participation with The Salvation Army for their 2021 holiday bell ringing operation in the Athens community.
Previously, Walsh served as the vice president of member development for the UGA Finance Society, creating a mentorship program that paired underclassmen and upperclassmen together to broaden business experience, along with presenting workshops designed to assist with resume building, personal branding, and interviewing. He also worked as a swimming coach for the Cricket Commons Cyclone Swimming Team for four years as a head and assistant coach.
Walsh has been named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Honor Roll, and SEC Academic Honor Roll in each of his previous three seasons, earning Presidential Scholar Honors (4.0 GPA) in the spring 2020 semester. He was awarded the Ramsey Scholarship for Academic & Athletic Excellence for the 2021-22 season.
Hartman has volunteered in each of the past two years with the UGA Campus Kitchen’s Turkeypalooza campaign, providing Thanksgiving meals to members of the Athens-Clarke County area. The Danville, California native also worked with the Wellspring Living Shelter in a hoodie drive, assisting victims of child sex trafficking and with the UGA Athletic Association in assisting The Salvation Army in its 2021 holiday bell ringing campaign. Hartman worked with Team Impact in continuing to foster the relationship between the Georgia swimming and diving team and Mycah Wallace, a young Leukemia survivor, who was “signed” to the program in March 2020. She is a member of the Leadership, Education, and Development Academy (L.E.A.D.), a 40-member group that helps student-athletes build leadership skills, network with professionals, and facilitate personal growth, as well as a team representative on the University of Georgia Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Hartman has been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Honor Roll in each of her first two seasons. She was the recipient of the Lisa Coole Memorial Swimming and Diving Scholarship for three consecutive seasons. In the water, she has earned 14 All-America citations and won six SEC gold medals.
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