Amanda Cahill Named Nominee For Allstate WBCA Good Works Team
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Junior forward Amanda Cahill was selected as a nominee for the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team, announced on Wednesday morning.
The Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® recognizes players at all levels of college basketball whose charitable involvement and altruistic acts stand out amongst all other student-athletes participating in the sport. From leading an initiative to help end the water crisis in Flint, Mich., to co-founding a non-profit with the mission to improve literacy rates across the country, the players nominated embody the true spirit of teamwork and giving back.
“The positive impact that student-athletes are making on college campuses and communities around the world can sometimes go unnoticed,” said Thomas Clarkson, president of the west territory for Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2017 WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams® selection panels. “Allstate is a proud supporter of NCAA® college basketball and takes immense pride in working with the NABC and WBCA to recognize players who continue to make giving back a priority and inspire future generations of athletes.”’
Cahill, an elementary education major, is one of 64 Division I nominees for the Allstate WBCA Good Works team. The Clyde, Ohio native volunteers time with Hoosier HEROES, Indiana’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), IU Best Buddies, Camp Riley, Andrew Luck Change the Play camp, Hoosier Outrun Cancer and the Candy Stripe Crew event among others. This past summer, Cahill spent three weeks teaching English, coaching basketball and life skills to disadvantaged children in rural Vietnam through the IU Excellence Academy.
She is currently averaging a third-best 13.0 points per game this season for the Hoosiers to go along with a team-high 7.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. Cahill has scored in double figures and grabbed at least six rebounds in every game for Indiana this season including a season-high 17 points in a win over Vanderbilt.
Athletic departments and sports information directors across the country nominated the 97 WBCA and 181 NABC student-athletes for the prestigious honor. Two special voting panels, headlined by former Duke University basketball athlete, two-time NCAA® champion and seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill, and former Notre Dame basketball star, two-time Nancy Lieberman Award winner and current WNBA player Skylar Diggins, will select 10-member teams from both the WBCA and NABC, comprised of five student-athletes from the NCAA Division I level and five student-athletes from Divisions II, III and the NAIA. The final roster of 20 award recipients will be unveiled in February.
Members of the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® will be recognized during the 2017 WBCA Convention and at the 2017 NCAA Women’s Final Four® in Dallas, and will also participate in a volunteer project in the local community.
Brown named nominee for Allstate NABC Good Works Team
Distinguished honor recognizes charitable involvement and altruistic acts
Nov. 30, 2016
MADISON, Wis. – Vitto Brown was listed among a distinguished group of student-athletes nominated for the 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team, as announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Allstate Insurance Company on Wednesday.
The Allstate NABC Good Works Team recognizes players at all levels of college basketball whose charitable involvement and altruistic acts stand out amongst all other student-athletes participating in the sport.
A Life Sciences Communication major with a 3.154 cumulative grade-point average, Brown is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2015, ’16). The Bowling Green, Ohio, native was recognized with the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award in 2016.
Last year as a junior, Brown committed 22 hours of his time and appeared at 12 different events with the Badgers Give Back community outreach program. A talented singer, Brown has also taken time to share his talents with others and has volunteered to sing the national anthem at the All City Swim Meet, home basketball games and even at the Final Four in 2015.
Brown has been involved in campaigning for It’s On Us, which aims to keep women and men safe from sexual assault. Brown took part in a commercial shoot with fellow student-athletes to help the local Goodman Food Pantry promote Thanksgiving programs and encourage donation. Brown took part in a Veterans Day video with fellow student-athletes and sent messages of thanks. Brown has also volunteered time at the Great Kindness Challenge Assembly and Thankathon.
The past four years, Brown has volunteered with teammates at the program’s Shooting Down Cancer event, which was started by retired head coach Bo Ryan and his wife Kelly, but was carried on this year by new head coach Greg Gard and his wife Michelle. Brown and teammates appear at the event and interact with students as they aim to increase the donation that the Gard family will make to Coaches vs. Cancer/The American Cancer Society. This year, the event raised Gard’s donation to $19,228. The event has raised a staggering five-year total of $1,097,529.
On the court this season, Brown is shooting a team-leading 43.3 percent from 3-point range (minimum 17 attempts), which is remarkable considering he did not attempt a single 3-point field goal his first two years on campus. Over his career, the senior has played in 91 games and started in 42 contests, accumulating 470 points, 254 rebounds and averaging 44.7 percent field goal shooting and a 40.8 percent 3-point mark.
Haas Nominated to NABC Good Works Team
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue junior center Isaac Haas has been nominated to the 2017 National Association of Basketball Coaches Good Works Team, the organization announced Wednesday morning.
This esteemed award honors an outstanding group of student-athletes who represent the sport’s finest in the areas of community service and leadership among their peers.
Now in its sixth year, the Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® recognizes players at all levels of college basketball whose charitable involvement and altruistic acts stand out amongst all other student-athletes participating in the sport. From leading an initiative to help end the water crisis in Flint, Mich., to co-founding a non-profit with the mission to improve literacy rates across the country, the players nominated embody the true spirit of teamwork and giving back.
Haas, a 7-foot, 2-inch center out of Hokes Bluff, Alabama, has spent many hours during the past three years in the community interacting with youth through schools and reading programs, while also aiding in Purdue’s holiday shopping spree for disadvantaged families in the area. He has also donated clothing to area youth with gigantism and has taken steps to start a foundation for his sister, who suffers from a rare case of epilepsy. Rarely turning down a picture with fans, Haas has been a fan favorite for three years since his arrival in West Lafayette.
On the court, Haas is averaging 16.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game while shooting 72.9 percent from the field for the 15th-ranked Boilermakers. He has scored 20 or more points twice this year, including a career-high 26 points in Purdue’s win over Utah State. Haas is seventh nationally, and leads the Big Ten, in field goal percentage.