February 26, 2013

Senior Caroline King Selected to Inaugural Alllstate WBCA Good Works Team

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – February 26, 2013 – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Allstate Insurance Company today 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®. Brown senior forward Caroline King (Valencia, PA) was one of five Division I women's basketball players selected to the 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."

As a student-athlete at Brown, King has compiled an impressive list of academic and athletic accolades, as well as a myriad of contributions to the community. She works with Nyaya Health, located in Boston, Massachusetts, and is spending the year helping the organization develop a surgical program for people in Western Nepal who live in extreme poverty. She also created "Hoops for Hope" last year, developing a fundraising partnership between the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Ivy League. King volunteers with several local organizations, including Woonsocket Adopt-A-Family, the Vartan Gregorian elementary school, the Women's Center of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Free Clinic. She serves as the President of BrowNation, Brown's largest athletic support club on campus, and is also the co-president and co-founder of Athlete Alliance, a support and coordinating group for LGBTQ athletes at Brown. In 2010, she earned the Bessie H. Rudd Leadership award at Brown University for her community service work and leadership within the school's community.

The following men have been named to the 2013 Allstate NABC Good Works Team®:

NCAA® Division I

 
 
 
 

Name

Cl.

Pos.

School

Hometown

Langston Galloway

Junior

Guard

Saint Joseph's University

Baton Rouge, La.

Jakob Gollon

Junior

Forward

Mercer University

Stevens Point, Wis.

John Mann

Junior

Forward

Belmont University

Smyrna, Ga.

Peyton Siva

Senior

Guard

University of Louisville

Seattle, Wash.

Tyler Thornton

Junior

Guard

Duke University

Washington, D.C.

 

The following women have been named to the 2013 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team®:

NCAA® Division I

 
 
 
 

Name

Cl.

Pos.

School

Hometown

Blanche Alverson

Senior

Guard

Auburn University

Andalusia, Ala.

Whitney Hand

Senior

Guard

University of Oklahoma

Fort Worth, Texas

Caroline King

Senior

Forward

Brown University

Valencia, Pa.

Drey Mingo

Graduate

Forward

Purdue University

Atlanta, Ga.

Gizelle Studevent

Senior

Guard

Penn State University

La Jolla, Calif.

 

Athletic departments submitted 161 nominations for deserving student-athletes. From the nominations, two voting panels headlined by former University of Arizona student-athlete, five-time NBA champion and college basketball analyst Steve Kerr, and former University of 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 NCAA® 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 is an official corporate partner of the NABC, WBCA and NCAA.

More information about the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® and the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® is available at www.nabc.org and www.wbca.org.