COLLEGE STATION -- Texas A&M junior forward Katy Pounds (Shallowater, Texas) was recently selected as a regional winner of the Coca-Cola Community All-American Award.
Pounds, a member of the reigning Big 12 Champion and nationally-ranked women’s basketball team, serves on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and is an active member of Aggie Athletes Involved (AAI). She has participated in many community service activities throughout her career at A&M and is a member of the 2006 Chick-fil-a Community of Champions.
Through AAI, whose mission is to better the local community through service projects performed by student-athletes, Pounds has shown her dedication to the local Bryan-College Station community. She has volunteered with H.O.S.T.S (Help One Student to Succeed) and has participated in the Texas A&M Big Event, the largest student-run service project in the nation, which involves various volunteer projects around the community. In her spare time, she enjoys reading to children and working at local area school events.
As a SAAC representative, Pounds worked on Aggies CAN which collected more than 150,000 cans for the Brazos County Food Bank and raised $3,000 which benefited Hurricane Katrina relief organizations in 2005. She was also the team’s point person for the food drive which collected enough donations to provide 2,000 backpacks of food for needy children in 2006. Outside of athletics, Pounds has worked with a variety of organizations including Special Olympics, the Breast Cancer Society and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
A Texas A&M/Verizon Scholar-Athlete and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll student, she is a sport management major in the College of College of Education and Human Development carrying a 3.41 grade-point average. She is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection and played in 24 games of the season for the Aggies.
The Coca-Cola Community All-Americans program is designed to help higher education institutions recognize, celebrate and applaud student-athletes who are making a difference in their communities.