STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State junior guard Candace Foster has been named to the SEC Community Service Team, the league office announced Monday.
Foster has been an active member in university and community functions in her three seasons in Starkville.
"I enjoy giving back to the community and am honored to be recognized for my community service," Foster said. "It's important for me to give back to the community since it has meant so much to me during my time in Starkville. My desire to give back is what led me to wanting to be an educator. This is such a great community that has been instrumental in my growth as a young woman during my time at Mississippi State."
The Jackson native has participated in Christmas giveaways where she collected school supplies and toys for children. An active member of Mississippi State's M-Club student-athlete service organization, the Jackson native has participated in Bully's Book Blitz, an effort that sends student-athletes into local schools to stress the importance of reading.
"I'm very proud of Candace. She is a tremendous young lady, and it has been fun to be around her," MSU head coach Vic Schaefer said. "I'm proud of her accomplishments and what she has brought to our basketball team, but I really appreciate her character and the way she goes about life. She is so grounded spiritually, and this is certainly a well-deserved honor for her."
Foster is also an active member of MSU's Fellowship of Christian Athletes. As part of FCA, she has served as a sports camp instructor and been a featured speaker to local middle school students.Foster and her MSU teammates head to the SEC Tournament in Duluth, Ga., to challenge Alabama at 5 p.m. CT on Wednesday. The contest will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net South and WNMQ-FM 103.1.