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As a sophomore, Ashton began volunteering at the
The honorees include:
Since Coca-Cola and NACDA teamed up to launch the Coca-Cola Community All-Americans program, numerous student-athletes and institutions across the country have been recognized for their hands-on volunteerism and community service.
"In addition to bringing national attention to the importance of volunteerism and community involvement, the Coca-Cola Community All-Americans program recognizes, celebrates and applauds student-athletes who are making a difference in their communities," said John Egan, group director of Colleges and Universities, The Coca-Cola Company. "Our dynamic partnership with NACDA provides us with an annual, integrated, hands-on program that inspires coaches and student-athletes to contribute time and energy through community volunteer programs. In addition, it gives us a platform for all schools and local Coca-Cola bottlers to actively embrace as they recognize student-athletes for their tremendous contributions to the communities in which they live, work and play."
Each academic year, athletics administrators, coaches and student-athletes are encouraged to nominate student-athletes who excel in community service by participating in the Coca-Cola Community All-Americans recognition program. Each athletics director reviews the institution's submissions and selects one student-athlete as its campus' annual Coca-Cola Community All-American. This student is then nominated for consideration in the national recognition program.
The Coca-Cola Company has long supported and developed initiatives that give young people the motivation and tools they need to succeed. The Coca-Cola Community All-Americans program is a way to recognize and celebrate the student-athletes whose service embodies the American spirit of generosity and volunteerism. To learn more about the stories of the six national Coca-Cola Community All-Americans, visit nacda.com/cccaa.
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The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is now in its 40th year, is the professional and educational association for more than 6,100 college athletics directors, associates, assistants and conference administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the