The Lake City, Fla. native volunteered at Oak Hall School in addition to numerous hours in the classroom at Littlewood Elementary.
During the 2022-23 academic year, Shelnut led the Florida baseball team with 11.5 hours of registered community service time. Over the past two semesters, the education sciences major volunteered at Oak Hall School in addition to numerous hours in the classroom at Littlewood Elementary.
At Littlewood, Shelnut spent time interacting with students and assisting them as needed. He continues to serve as a role model for the children in the community and can always be found staying late after games to sign autographs at Condron Family Ballpark.
On the diamond, the Lake City, Fla. native has been equally as impressive. Playing in 34 games including 31 starts, Shelnut is hitting .318/.405/.589 with six homers and 11 doubles. Having recently grabbed hold of UF’s starting right field job, Shelnut has totaled 34 hits, 23 runs, 23 RBI and 14 walks.
The SEC names a Community Service Team for each of its 21 league-sponsored sports, looking to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to his community through superior service efforts.
Shelnut and the Gators return to action on Thursday night with the first of three games at No. 19 Kentucky in Lexington.
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