Meghan Gregg Selected as One of Georgia’s “Peach of an Athlete” Role Models

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America will honor Tennessee senior shortstop Meghan Gregg as one of Georgia’s 2018 “Peach of an Athlete” Role Models for accomplishments.

Gregg will be honored at the 34th Annual Peach of an Athlete Role Model Banquet Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Award winners are student-athletes from Georgia or a college or university in Georgia, who have distinguished themselves by their character, scholastic achievement, academic excellence and community service – characteristics taught every day in the Scouting program.

Gregg, an All-American for the Lady Vols, is not only a great player on the field but she is also an outstanding student in the classroom and active in the community. She was a 2015-16 member of the VOLeaders Inaugural Class, 2015 VOLeaders Academy, Vol Scholar (minimum 3.0 GPA), member of the Student-Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), 2017 Easton/NFCA Scholar-Athlete, 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-American, CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll and four-time Dean’s List Member.

Gregg has been active in the community, volunteering with organizations such as Autism Speaks, Knoxville Challenger Sport, Take Back the Night and Light The Night. She has also participated in basketball and softball meet and greets, a softball party for local youths at Imagination Forest, a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and holiday community service events organized by UT’s SAAC committee such as Voloween and the annual Thanksgiving meal.

Gregg was the 2017 SEC Player of the Year and a Top-3 Finalist for USA Softball Collegiate Player of Year. She also garnered NCFA Division I All-American, NFCA Division I All-Southeast Region Team, All-SEC First Team, SEC All-Defensive Team, College Sports Madness Preseason All-American honors and she set Tennessee’s single-season RBI record with 79 all in 2017.

The banquet will take place on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. The event benefits the Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. For more information about this event, please contact Alexis Richbourg, Senior Development Director, arichbourg@atlantabsa.org or 770.956.3177.

About the Peach of an Athlete Award
For over 30 years, the Peach of an Athlete Awards Banquet has recognized deserving community leaders and athletes whose character and commitment to the community most closely match the aims and ideals of the Scouting program. The Scouting organization takes great pride in recognizing those who serve as good “Role Models for Youth.”

Source- University of Tennessee Athletics

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