Alma, Mich. - Alma College finished the 2018-19 school year with the most hours dedicated to community service in Division III through Helper Helper, spending over 30,000 hours across the college's 25 varsity sports.
Alma had the top three teams on the men's side and the top two on the women's. No other men's programs spent more hours serving the community than the wrestling, golf, and track and field teams, while the women's lacrosse and golf teams were the top three teams on the women's side.
The Scots finished in the top three in each sport and finished first in hours in 13 sports: volleyball, softball, men's lacrosse, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's swimming and diving, and women's track and field/cross country, including those listed above.
Other Alma teams to earn a spot on the list include baseball, men's soccer, men's basketball, football, women's basketball and women's soccer.
In February, Alma's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee was presented with the NCAA Team Works Helper Helper Community Service Competition award for the work Alma athletics has done in the community. Over 500 Alma student-athletes logged nearly 3,000 hours of community service from September through November 2018, including writing Christmas cards, shopping for gifts, and packing and sending them to military troops in tandem with a local insurance company. Student-athletes have also been involved with volunteering at the local Masonic Home, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Habitat for Humanity, among others. This is the second-straight year Alma has received the award.