Community service

Top 12 Stories of 2021: # 12 Community Service

With the end of 2021, we took a look back at all the great achievements of the year. Student-athletes and LR teams accomplished so much in the calendar year that we had to expand our list from the top 10 to the top 12. Without further ado, let’s get down to the countdown.

# 12 Community service
For the third year in a row, the Athletics Department at Lenoir-Rhyne University has reached new heights by giving back to the community. After completing 18e in the nation in terms of community service hours each of the past two years, the Bears have ranked 15e out of 316 NCAA Division II athletic programs in community service over the past year, as determined by Helper Helper, the official partner of NCAA Team Works. Working during a pandemic, LR totaled 4,419 hours of community service and volunteered in 34 different organizations. In total, 751 Lenoir-Rhyne student-athletes gave of their time to help the local community. The men’s soccer team finished fifth on all men’s Division II teams in hours of service, and men’s lacrosse had more hours of community service than any other lax men’s program in Division II. Additionally, the baseball team finished seventh among Division II baseball programs, and men’s tennis had the sport’s third most hours in DII. Likewise, men’s track and field and cross country were sixth among similar programs, football was eighth, men’s golf was second, and men’s swimming was third. On the women’s side, the golf team finished first among all of DII’s women’s golf programs. In addition, volleyball was seventh, tennis fifth, soccer third, basketball fifth, softball sixth, lacrosse second, swimming third and cheerleaders third. The Bears were the only South Atlantic Conference team in the top 20 and only Belmont Abbey had more hours across the region.

Check back as we post one story per day, culminating with story # 1 for 2021 announced on New Years Eve.

# 11 announced on 19/12 /
# 10 announced on 12/20
# 9 announced on 12/21 /
# 8 announced on 12/22 /
# 7 announced on 12/23 /
# 6 announced on 12/26 /
# 5 announced on 12/27 /
# 4 announced on 12/28 /
# 3 announced on 12/29 /
# 2 announced on 12/30
# 1 announced on 12/31 /