INDIANAPOLIS – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Allstate Insurance Company announced the 20 men’s and women’s college basketball student-athletes named to the inaugural Allstate NABC Good Works Team and Allstate WBCA Good Works Team.

The award recognizes a unique group of men’s and women’s college basketball student-athletes who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement including building homes for the elderly, leading basketball clinics, reading to students and working with children with hearing disabilities. 

“The men and women being recognized with this award have demonstrated a commitment to excellence on and off the court,” said Pam Hollander, senior director of marketing for Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2013 NABC and WBCA Good Works Team® selection panels. “Allstate commends these student-athletes for their contributions and are very proud to introduce the inaugural NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams.”

NCAA Division I
Langston Galloway Junior Guard Saint Joseph’s Baton Rouge, La.
Jakob Gollon Junior Forward Mercer Stevens Point, Wis.
John Mann Junior Forward Belmont Smyrna, Ga.
Peyton Siva Senior Guard Louisville Seattle, Wash.
Tyler Thornton Junior Guard Duke Washington, D.C.
NCAA Divisions II, III and the NAIA
Max Brewer Senior Guard Franklin & Marshall Park Ridge, N.J.
Jake Greene Senior Guard LSU-Shreveport Dry Creek, La.
Joseph Henain Junior Center Mount St. Mary Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
Kevin Kotzur Senior Center St. Mary’s La Vernia, Texas
Colton Overway Senior Guard Hope Holland, Mich.
NCAA Division I
Blanche Alverson Senior Guard Auburn Andalusia, Ala.
Whitney Hand Senior Guard Oklahoma Fort Worth, Texas
Caroline King Senior Forward Brown Valencia, Pa.
Drey Mingo Graduate Forward Purdue Atlanta, Ga.
Gizelle Studevent Senior Guard Penn State La Jolla, Calif.
NCAA Divisions II, III and the NAIA
Amanda Deal Senior Guard California State Costa Mesa, Calif.
Kathryn Ganser Senior Guard Merrimack Needham, Mass.
Logan Frederick Senior Forward Skidmore Arlington, Va.
Kayla Wheeler Junior Forward Rochester Institute of Technology Clifton Park, N.Y.
Emily Huber Senior Guard Ave Maria Indianapolis, Ind.

Athletic departments submitted 161 nominations for deserving student-athletes. From the nominations, two voting panels headlined by former Arizona student-athlete, five-time NBA champion and college basketball analyst Steve Kerr, and former Tennessee star and 2012 WNBA championship team member Tamika Catchings, selected two 10-member teams -- each featuring five student-athletes from the NCAA Division I level and five student-athletes from Divisions II, III and the NAIA.

“We believe in the potential of this exemplary program as an opportunity to promote the good works taking place in collegiate athletics,” said Beth Bass, CEO of the WBCA. “The Good Works Team recognizes student-athletes who are conscientious and caring individuals who will continue to make significant contributions as civic leaders in communities across the United States.”

Members of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team will be invited by Allstate, an official corporate partner of the NCAA, to the 2013 NABC Convention and 2013 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Atlanta, where they will participate in a community project in the city. Members of the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team will be recognized during the 2013 WBCA Convention and at the 2013 NCAA Women’s Final Four in New Orleans, and will also participate in a local community project.  Allstate also is an official corporate partner of the NABC and WBCA.

“The NABC is pleased to honor 10 outstanding men’s basketball student-athletes for their hard work and dedication to charitable and community service-related activities,” said Jim Haney, NABC executive director. “These student-athletes have made a significant impact on the organizations they have served, and have shown outstanding character on the court, in the community, and in the classroom.”

In addition to Hollander, Kerr and Catchings, the 2013 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Team selection panel members include: former college basketball student-athletes Greg Anthony (UNLV), Alana Beard (Duke) and former NABC Player of the Year Jason Williams (Duke), former head coaches Bobby Cremins, Al Skinner, Marsha Sharp, and Nell Fortner, WBCA board member Coquese Washington, and college basketball media members Seth Davis, Andy Katz, Carolyn Peck, and LaChina Robinson.