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Bradley Dunham of Georgia was named the winner of the SEC Brad Davis Community Service Award

Courtesy: Georgia Athletics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – University of Georgia graduates and athletes Caitlin Lyons And Bradley Dunham have been named institutional winners of the Southeastern Conference's Brad Davis Community Service Award, the league office announced Thursday morning.

Lyons and Dunham will each receive a $5,000 postgraduate scholarship from the SEC and will be nominated for the Brad Davis Community Service Leaders of the Year Award, which will be announced later in May.

The SEC Community Service Postgraduate Scholarship is named after former Deputy Commissioner Brad Davis. Davis died of cancer on March 2, 2006. He has been a member of the SEC's staff since 1988, initially serving as deputy commissioner until he was promoted to deputy commissioner in 1994.

Lyons, a product of Mead, Washington, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 3.96 grade point average with a bachelor's degree in ecology and is expected to complete a bachelor's degree in French in May of this year. She is also currently enrolled in the Master of Natural Resources program. She is the equestrian representative for the UGA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was inducted into the Student-Athlete Leadership Academy in 2020.

She received Presidential Scholar Honors from the University of Georgia three times and was named to the J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Honor Roll each semester for four years. She is a four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree and was twice named to the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) All-Academic First Team.

Her achievements in the ring include being named SEC Reining Rider of the Year in 2022, when she also received All-SEC recognition. She was selected to the NCEA All-America Reining Second Team and was named UGA's Most Valuable Reining Player later that season.

Dunham, a Hoschton native, has a bachelor's degree in marketing and is also currently a master's student in Natural Resources. This season, he finished his Georgia career with All-America honors in five events, including his first individual podium finish in the 200-yard backstroke, having previously won SEC medals in the 200-yard backstroke and 100-yard backstroke had. At the NCAA Championships, he set new school records in the 200 backstroke and 400 freestyle relay, and finished his time in Athens with times in the program's top 10 in nine events.

Dunham currently serves as co-president of the UGA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and is a member of the Student-Athlete Leadership Academy. He was named to the J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Honor Roll in each of his six seasons and was named to the 2023 College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America First Team. He was also named to the SEC Community Service Team for the 2022-23 season.

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