Sunday, February 11, 2007

Abernethy Does it all for Ole' Miss

Leading the Rebels men's basketball team to surprising success this season is only part of what Todd Abernethy is accomplishing. This release from the Mississippi official athletic site:

In addition to leading the Ole Miss basketball team to its best season in five years, Todd Abernethy is also doing his fair share of good work off the court, earning academic honors and continuing his charitable service in the community.

For the second straight year, Abernethy was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI team today, which is voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America. His name will now be added to the ballot for Academic All-America. The senior banking and finance major is a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient.

Abernethy is also a member of the SEC Good Works Team and will be speaking to the Oxford Boys & Girls Club on Friday. The Carmel, Ind., native routinely talks to churches and civic groups and is an active leader in Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Abernethy has taken part in numerous fundraisers and participated in mission trips to Brazil and Bermuda.

Abernethy's Rebels could earn a share of the SEC Western Division lead and secure their first winning season since 2001-02 against No. 18 Alabama in Oxford Saturday at 4 p.m. CT. Abernethy is the conference leader in assist/turnover ratio (3.19) and ranks third in assists per game (5.5), in addition to averaging 14.1 points in league play.


At 3:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have gone to the same church as the Abernethy family for several years; in fact, Todd's older brother is currently the youth pastor there, and needless to say, Todd is a reflection on their own kindness and involvement with the community. What a great testimony he is to Mississippi's program and to college athletics in general, a true class act. We need more guys like him to be the role models for future generations.


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