LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky senior guard Maci Morris has been named to the Southeastern Conference’s Community Service Team for her hard work in the Lexington community since arriving on campus.
This marks the 21st year for the SEC Community Service Team for women’s basketball as well as for men’s basketball. All league-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004, with at-large teams for men’s and women’s sports being chosen from 1999-2003. The SEC began this concept with a football Community Service Team in 1994. Senior Alyssa Rice was named to the team last season.
Morris has been very active in the Lexington community during her four years on campus. The native of Pineville, Ky., has helped pack backpacks for God’s Pantry Food Bank all four years while also being a Breakfast with Santa volunteer. Morris recently spent several hours at the UK Children’s Hospital making slime and having fun with patients while she has also spent time at the Markey Cancer Center and Shriner’s Children Hospital. The senior has visited several elementary schools in Lexington and spoke at the annual Boys and Girls Club of America banquet last year. Morris has also spent time helping some of Lexington’s less fortunate, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and serving food at Lighthouse Ministries.
Morris is having a great senior season averaging 15.6 points per game while hitting 65 3-pointers. The guard has scored in double figures in 23 games, including eight games of 20 or more. Morris’ best game came at Tennessee where she played 31 minutes before fouling out and scored 27 points with four 3s, three rebounds and three steals. The guard scored 25 first-half points against Morehead State which is the most in the first half by any UK player since at least 1982-83 (prior halftime statistics are incomplete before that).
Morris ranks high in the league in several categories this season, including fifth in the league in field-goal attempts, ninth in points and 10th in points per game. The guard has shown she is one of the best shooters in the nation, sitting eighth national and first in the SEC in 3-point field-goal percentage at 44.8 percent. She also ranks sixth in the league in 3s made per game.
In her four-year career, she has 1,630 career points to rank sixth all-time, while her 242 career 3-pointers made ranks second all-time. Morris has a career 3-point field-goal percentage of 40.9 percent which is first in program history and her career free-throw percentage of 85.0 percent is second in program history.