Erin Wainwright named SCAC Character & Community Student-Athlete-of-the-Week

SUWANEE, Ga.—Junior Erin Wainwright has been selected the SCAC Character & Community Female Student-Athlete-of-the-Week for the week ending Jan. 15, 2012, the league office announced today.

Wainwright, a guard on the women's basketball team from Hoover, Ala., is very involved with The Exceptional Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to meet the social and recreational needs of the mentally and/or physically challenged individuals in the greater Birmingham area. She has helped to lead several basketball clinics for EF and this past fall she volunteered for their annual Exceptional Masterpieces Art Show to help raise funds for the organization.

Wainwright also does several hours of tutoring at local schools every week, and has done so since the fall of 2010. She has also been involved in Blueprints, a direct service-learning experience for college students to provide college access counseling and mentoring to low-income high school juniors, helping them with building resumes, the college application process, and how to choose the right school.

In the fall of 2009, her freshman year, Wainwright also helped with an Upward Basketball clinic along with the rest of the BSC team.