May 6, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama junior infielder Ryan Iamurri (Naples, Fla.) was named to the Southeastern Conference Community Service team, the league office announced Monday morning. The SEC sponsors Community Service Teams for all 21 league sponsored sports. The Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to her community in superior service efforts.
Iamurri has been a mainstay in the Tuscaloosa community, helping with numerous projects though SAAC and on her own. Iamurri has helped with the Field of Angels, which is an organization that helps disabled or mentally handicapped kids play baseball.
She has also worked at the University RISE Program, volunteered in a kindergarten class, and worked with Project Angel Tree and the annual Halloween Extravaganza. Iamurri also coaches little league. She was elected the SAAC president for the next academic year.
Iamurri finished the regular season with a .415 batting average, playing in 35 games. She scored nine runs and tallied eight RBI. This past weekend Iamurri batted .750 (6-for-8) with a run and a RBI. In the series finale the junior equaled her career high with three hits.
Alabama will face Texas A&M in the opening game of the SEC Tournament. The two teams will open postseason play on Wednesday, May 8, with first pitched slated for 3 p.m. CT, on ESPNU.