NCCU Places Fifth in NCAA Community Service Competition
By KYLE SERBA
DURHAM, N.C. - North Carolina Central University student-athletes completed 6,018 hours of community service in 2017-18 to place fifth among Division I schools in the annual NCAA Team Works Helper Helper Community Service Competition.
NCCU baseball finishes ranked No. 1 out of all participating NCAA Division I baseball teams. Other NCCU teams placing in the top-10 among Division I programs by sport are women’s volleyball in second, men’s basketball in third, women’s basketball in fifth, softball in fifth, football in seventh, women’s tennis in seventh, and men’s tennis in eighth.
“I continue to be amazed by our outstanding student-athletes and their commitment to community service,” said NCCU Director of Athletics Dr. Ingrid Wicker McCree. “They understand the importance of giving back and it is preparing them to be better citizens and leaders.”
The NCAA Team Works Helper Helper Community Service Competition tracks service hours through the Helper Helper app and online portal, provides a team-by-team breakdown, and rewards top performers of the more than 200 NCAA participating institutions.
During the 2017-18 campaign, student-athletes in the NCAA Team Works Helper Helper Community Service Competition completed 412,280 hours of community service across the country.
For more information about the NCAA Team Works Helper Helper Community Service Competition, visit www.HelperHelper.us.