Texas A&M junior Paige Linne has been selected to the Southeastern Conference equestrian community service team.
Linne helps at many team community service events, including collecting food for the hungry through Aggies CAN, buying Christmas presents for local kids through Angel Trees and passing out water at the annual Armadillo Dash Half Marathon.
Linne spends most of her volunteer time with a program called Team IMPACT. Team IMPACT partners kids affected with cancer and other chronic challenges with college athletics programs, and through it the Aggie equestrian team has “adopted” Tacey. Tacey is a 13-year-old who lost both of her eyes to retinoblastoma cancer and has a passion for horses. Linne and her teammates have made Tacey a part of the team as she attends all home and some away events, has “12th Man Pants” painted specially by the team, hangs out with the team members, and even has her own locker at the Hildebrand Equine Complex. In addition to volunteering throughout the year, Linne is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and leads a team Bible study.