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USF Breaks Community Service Record

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July 17, 2017

 

By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer

TAMPA, JULY 17, 2017 – Pursuing a goal of excellence in the classroom, in competition and in the community, USF Athletics reached new heights with a program record of 5,025 community service hours logged by student-athletes and staff during the 2016-17 school year.
 
Ever-increasing community partnerships and improvement projects in the Bay Area helped USF Athletics surpass its previous record total of 3,945.5 community service hours posted during 2015-16. USF Athletics has partnered with more than 30 organizations and projects in the Bay Area over the past year, including Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay, Metropolitan Ministries, Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay, Special Olympics, Tampa Parks and Recreation, Feed The Children, G3 Life Applications, Habitat For Humanity, Great American Teach In, Where Love Grows and many more.
 
Most recently, 57 incoming freshman student-athletes participating in USF's summer bridge program completed a community service project with Metropolitan Ministries on July 7. Student-athletes were broken up into groups and handled tasks that included food prep, moving furniture and cleaning at the nonprofit organization's Tampa location. Participating student-athletes represented 14 USF athletic teams, including football, men's and women's basketball, baseball, volleyball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis, track and field, and softball along with men's and women's golf.

In May, USF women's tennis, which claimed the 2017 American Athletic Conference title on the court, was recognized for giving back to the Bay Area with the ITA Community Service Award for the Southeast region after totaling 258 hours in the community over the past year. Women's tennis also received the team community award at the Stampede of Champions, USF's annual student-athlete awards show.

http://www.gousfbulls.com/news/2017/7/14/general-usf-breaks-community-service-record.aspx

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This may seem to many like a "warm and fuzzy", but it goes a long way to the goal of getting into a P5.  Zebold's first sentence cites excellence in the classroom in the first position ahead of athletics for a reason.  USF is doing all the right things behind the curtain to make a run. 

For those non-believers we need UCF to be attractive as well, as we (USF and UCF) will be a package deal when the time comes.  Some P5 conference is going to make a great decision. 

Go Bulls!

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14 minutes ago, Bausfkid said:

This may seem to many like a "warm and fuzzy", but it goes a long way to the goal of getting into a P5.  Zebold's first sentence cites excellence in the classroom in the first position ahead of athletics for a reason.  USF is doing all the right things behind the curtain to make a run. 

For those non-believers we need UCF to be attractive as well, as we (USF and UCF) will be a package deal when the time comes.  Some P5 conference is going to make a great decision. 

Go Bulls!

You nailed it!! The only question is if the Big 12 will remain a power conference if Texas & OU leave. 

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Gotta make the P4 somehow.  

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