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Patric Young's impact at UF stretched well beyond the basketball court.

Tuesday May 13, 2014Patric Young Named a Brad Davis SEC Community Service Leader of the Year

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Patric Young's impact at UF stretched well beyond the basketball court.

Though Patric Young has graduated and is spending his days training for the NBA Draft, the honors for his outstanding work in the community while at UF continues.


SEC commissioner Mike Slive announced on Tuesday that Young is one of the conference’s 2013-14 Brad David Community Service Award Leader of the Year winners.


Young, along with Missouri gymnast Mackenzie McGill, will receive a $10,000 post-graduate scholarship from the SEC. The pair were chosen for this award by a committee of Faculty Athletics Representatives from SEC universities.


“Patric Young and Mackenzie Gill embody the community spirit of the Southeastern Conference and we are proud to honor them for their achievements,” said Slive.  “Patric and Mackenzie have made their respective communities better places to live by their actions and their spirit of service.  They are outstanding representatives of their institutions and the SEC.”


The SEC also named Brad David SEC Community Serve Award winners, which included gymnast Mackenzie Caquatto representing UF on the women’s side. That honor comes with a $5,000 scholarship.


Young is the first men’s basketball player to receive the Leader of the Year award since Auburn’s Andrew Smith in 2009. He is the first men’s Gator student-athlete to receive the recognition since the awards inception in 1996 and the first Gator overall since softball’s Stacey Stevens in 2007. Florida’s other prior winner was gymnast Gabby Fuchs in 2001.

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