Nov. 5, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama senior defender Kendall Khanna was named to the 2013 Southeastern Conference Community Service Team, which was announced by the league office on Tuesday.
The SEC Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts.
Khanna, a native of Littleton, Colo., who was recently named as a CoSIDA/Capitol One Academic All-District First Team honoree, has been an active member in the Tuscaloosa community, as well as her home state of Colorado, throughout her standout four-year career.
One of her current service projects is organizing a kickball tournament for Alabama students to raise money and awareness for the Secret Meals For Hungry Children Program - a program in which volunteers pack lunch boxes and deliver them on Fridays to kids that are secretly put on the list by their teachers so that the kids have food to eat over the weekend. All the proceeds from her event will go to support this program.
In addition, the honor roll student and four-year letterwinner has participated in projects such as Habitat for Humanity, Project Angel Tree and the Halloween and Easter Extravaganzas. She has also volunteered her time at the Tuscaloosa Soup Kitchen and Denver Soup Kitchen, Hospice Event Gala in her home state of Colorado and the Tornado Clean Up projects throughout the Tuscaloosa area.
In the classroom, Khanna is equally as impressive as she was named to Alabama's President's List in four semesters and to the Dean's List two semesters. The three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient maintains a 4.0 as a public relations major.
Khanna finished the 2013 season with two goals, two assists and six points, despite playing mainly as a defender throughout the season. She saw action in all 18 games, making nine starts on the year.
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