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VSU Athletics places seventh nationally in community service competition

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Posted at 5:11 PM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 17:11:45-05
VSU football student-athlete Trevon Byron reads to students in Chesterfield County’s Ettrick Elementary School

VSU football student-athlete Trevon Byron reads to students in Chesterfield County’s Ettrick Elementary School

ETTRICK, Va. — The results are in and Virginia State University Athletics have placed seventh among NCAA Division II programs in the NCAA Team Works Competition.

The program is a national community service competition for NCAA DI, DII and DIII athletic departments and student-athletes.

“Once again, VSU student athletes served as shining examples of the University’s commitment to service,” said VSU Athletic Director Peggy Davis in a press release. “The lessons our athletes learn from giving of their time to the community will last a lifetime.”

The competition, which ran from September 1 to December 15, recognizes schools for their outstanding commitment to volunteerism and community service.

VSU student athletes engaged in 1,183 hours of community service over the course of the competition.

During the competition, VSU student-athletes delivered Thanksgiving dinners, collected and distributed canned goods to local food banks and visited local elementary schools, where they read to young students.