NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt soccer student-athlete Kimya Raietparvar earned a spot on the SEC Soccer Community Service Team it was announced Wednesday by the conference office.
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. This is the 17th annual women’s soccer Community Service Team.
Raietparvar, who is a junior for the Commodores, served as the co-captain for Athletics with the VandyVotes initiative that helped register more than 500 Vanderbilt students to vote on National Voter Registration Day.
A three-month planning process, Raietparvar worked to develop the initiative and set up the Vanderbilt Football Stadium as the location. She worked with University officials to get the word out on the event.
She was part of weekly meetings to set up logistics and promotions. On the day of the event, she volunteered her time greeting, signing up voters and making sure they got through the stadium correctly.
She helped create the time slots to register while making sure it was COVID safe by working with Vanderbilt officials to follow protocols.