Benedict College athletes taking their talents off the court

COLUMBIA (WACH) --- Benedict College student athletes taking their talents off the court Saturday.

The athletes from all teams offering a helping hand to those in the community.

Students and coaches helping paint and repair a home a few blocks away from the college for an elderly woman.

The Tigers Athletic Director says it's vital to teach students the importance of giving back.

"We stress the community engagement part of the NCAA, which is life in the balance so we continue to do that and we've got to teach our young people you've got to give back," said Willie Washington.

Washington says benedict college recently won an award for their students work in and around the community.