March 8, 2013
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Mountain West Conference released on Friday the top performing schools in its 2012-13 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Community Service competition. The University of Wyoming finished third out of nine conference schools in this year's challenge.
Wyoming student-athletes accumulated 1,693 hours of community service work from September 2012 through February 2013. Fresno State was awarded this year's Mountain West SAAC Community Service Award for finishing first with a total of 3,701 hours of service projects. UNLV finished second, accounting for 2,107 community service hours.
"I am so proud of our student-athletes for choosing to spend some of their free time helping others," said Molly Moore, UW Senior Associate Athletics Director for Internal Operations. "I truly believe this demonstration of giving back is a direct reflection of the gratitude and pride our student-athletes feel for the University of Wyoming and for their community. Our SAAC has set a lofty goal of 3,000 community service hours through the conclusion of this academic year, and they are well on their way to achieving it."
This year marked the eighth consecutive year that SAAC groups from all of the Mountain West's member institutions sponsored a competition between the student-athletes of each school to serve their local communities through volunteer efforts.
During the months of September 2012 through February 2013, student-athletes from the nine Mountain West institutions volunteered for a total of 15,411 hours of community service.
In its releaase on Friday, the Mountain West congratulated all of the student-athlete advisory committees from all nine of its institutions for their hard work and efforts on the 2012-13 MW Community Service Project.