Thursday, January 29, 2015

uklogo 300BIRMINGHAM Ala. (12/7/13) - For the second consecutive season senior Jessi Greenberg is Kentucky's selection to the Southeastern Conference's Community Service Team it was announced this week.

Greenberg has compiled more than 100 hours of community service throughout her tenure in the Blue and White. Her work includes spending the summer of 2013 as a volunteer at the Salvation Army's Boys and Girls club. She spent five hours a day with the children approximately 3-4 days a week.

Furthermore, she has given her time to other various projects such as the Hope Lodge, the Salvation Army with a local church, Southland. An active volunteer with the local schools in Lexington, Greenberg has offered time for evens ranging from Read Across America, neighborhood volunteer for after school programs, walk-a-child to school day or assisting with cross country practices.

She's spent every summer since she began as a freshman being a leading camp counselor at UK's prestigious volleyball camps including all-skills, individual position camps, team camps and middle school camps. Greenberg also offers her time helping coach local youth clubs.

Additionally, she was a lead organizer to promote coach John Calipari's votes for the charity challenge sponsored by ESPN.  She has also represented the Kentucky volleyball team as the Student Athletic Advisory Committee representative for the last two seasons.

Greenberg also excels in the classroom with a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 and a dual-major working towards degrees in both marketing and integrated strategic communications. She is expected to graduate a semester early with a graduation date of December 2013. In 2013, she was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team in addition to earning All-SEC Academic team honors in each of her three seasons at Kentucky.

UK returns to the court when it hosts the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA Tournament Dec. 6-7. The Wildcats take on Duquesne at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday following the matchup with Michigan State and Ohio at 5 p.m. ET. The winners of the two matches will meet on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET for the right to advance to the Lexington Regional.

Kentucky's Memorial Coliseum will play host to the NCAA Regionals Dec. 13-14. The regional will get underway Dec. 13, with semifinal contests at 5 and 7 p.m. ET, while the regional final will commence Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. UK is one of four sites selected for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight matchups with one team advancing to the Final Four in Seattle, Wash., from the Lexington Region. This marks the second time in three seasons Memorial Coliseum will host this premier volleyball event. Tickets for the event are available now at UKathletics.com/tickets.

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