Community Service Honoree

Rossett earns second-straight SEC Community Service Team nod

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt senior Rebecca Rossett was selected to the SEC Soccer Community Service Team on Tuesday.

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 their community in superior service efforts.

Rossett has led by example with her community service involvement during her time as a Commodore. She is an active participant in Vanderbilt’s Dancing Dores program, which is made up of Commodore student-athletes participating in the annual Vanderbilt Dance Marathon – the largest student-led philanthropic organization on Vanderbilt’s campus – that builds relationships with local children and families served at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt while also raising funds to help the hospital serve the children and their families through difficult times. Rossett also works throughout the year with Miracle Children that are part of the Children’s Hospital’s network, offering them the chance to be a part of the soccer program through active participation and interaction with members of the program.

Vanderbilt’s 2019 Community Service Team honoree, Rossett has previously helped orchestrate a Field Day benefitting Buena Vista Elementary and a holiday party benefitting Buena Vista Elementary. She’s participated in Harris Hillman Classroom Aid as well as the Salvation Army (food preparation, after school tutoring and mentoring). Other community service projects she’s participated in have been the Soles4Souls donation drives, Hurricane Harvey donation drive, the Bridge Ministry and West Nashville Dream Center (food distribution and interacting with kids).