Saint Leo, Fla. (August 13, 2007) - Former Saint Leo University volleyball and women’s tennis player Morgan Mander is currently working overseas dealing with "animal issues" in South Africa.

Mander in her second year of vet school at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.  She has received a health scholarship and will be a captain in the U.S. Army after she graduates from vet school.  She will will then serve a required three year commitment.

A few examples of the work Mander is currently involved in include administering rabies vaccines to dogs, checking chickens in the nearby villages for bird flu and dealing with wayward hippos.  Following her commitment with the U.S. Army, Mander hopes to attend veterinarian school and become a vet.

Mander was a recipient of the 2006 Elaine Evans Spirit of Saint Leo Award at the annual National Girls and Women in Sports Banquet.  She graduated from Saint Leo with a bachelor of science in biology and a minor in chemistry.  She made the Dean’s List, the President’s Club and the SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll every semester.  In addition, she also worked for the university as a Zoology lab assistant.