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UF Men’s Tennis: Goodger Named to SEC Community Service Team

Goodger was recognized as one of 13 student-athletes within the conference to be named to the team.
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Courtesy of UF Athletic Association

Junior Josh Goodger recognized among the conference for community service efforts.

The Southeastern Conference announced its Community Service Team for the 2019-20 men’s tennis season on Thursday, and junior Josh Goodger was recognized as one of 13 student-athletes within the conference to be named to the team.

In a continuing effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition, all league-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004 – with at-large teams for men’s and women’s sports being chosen from 1999-2003.

Goodger, a Wallington, England native, amassed over 30 hours of service throughout the summer and fall of 2019, volunteering his time through several elementary and middle school visits.

Josh mentored elementary and middle school students at PK Yonge over the summer, talking to students about doing well in school, being an international student, and overcoming adversity. An Education Sciences major, he additionally helped students with homework assignments and classroom activities at Littlewood Elementary.

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Goodger finished the season 21-8 overall in singles, which includes a 9-3 dual record and 3-1 mark in SEC play. The junior tallied a 10-2 doubles record partnered alongside Duarte Vale at the No. 3 position, including an eight-match streak to open the dual season, while finishing 3-0 in SEC competition.

Prior to Florida, Goodger appeared in 21 dual matches for Tulsa University in 2019, while being named the American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year upon a 24-11 overall singles record with the Hurricanes in 2018.

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