Distance veteran Chloe Phillips is also grabbing attention off the track as she was named a member of the 2013 Track and Field Community Service Team, the Southeastern Conference announced on Tuesday.
"It means a lot to be selected to the service team," Phillips said. "As an athlete in Starkville, I have been blown away by the support the community gives its Bulldogs. Getting involved in different service opportunities has been a great way to give back to a community that has given so much to me over my four years."
A senior kinesiology major, Phillips founded a physical activity program for special needs students in the Starkville community. Her initiative has enlisted more than 170 college volunteers as mentors since she founded "Bulldogs on the Move" in 2011.
Phillips has also served as a volunteer for the university exchange program, Habitat for Humanity and the Rolling Hills Development Center. The Flagstaff, Ariz., native stays involved with MSU's Day One Leadership Community, mentoring incoming college freshmen and maintaining the school's commitment of instilling leadership and service skills in its students.
The Lady Bulldog is a seven-time President's Scholar and a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection. Phillips also remains an active member of the Exercise Science Honor Society.
"The community service opportunities I have been involved with at State have been some of the most rewarding events in my college experience," Phillips said. "This recognition is truly an honor."