The Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® is composed of college women's basketball student-athletes who make outstanding contributions in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement. These individuals embody the true spirit of "teamwork" and "giving back" through commendable acts of kindness.
There are so many compelling stories in college women's basketball programs for all of the good work athletes are involved with. This is an outstanding opportunity for the WBCA and Allstate, an official corporate partner of the NCAA, to join with member coaches to help highlight those individuals whose exemplary actions and associations have made a difference on their campuses, in their communities and beyond.
The goal of this program is to provide recognition for these future leaders, their academic institutions, and communities they serve and support.
The Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® is selected from nominations submitted by head women's basketball coaches with assistance from their SIDs. The nominees for the 10-member team, composed of five player from NCAA Division I and five players from NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and the NAIA combined, are announced each February. The members of these two teams are invited by Allstate to that season's WBCA National Convention and NCAA Women's Final Four.
The WBCA and Allstate work to recognize members of the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® locally, regionally and nationally for their selfless efforts.
Here are a few ways the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team®may be recognized:
■ A web page on WBCA.org
■ PR that may generate opportunities for numerous national and local news stories
■ Recognition during the WBCA National Covention and the NCAA Women's Final Four:
□ Participation in a community volunteer event
□ Introduction during the NCAA National Semifinals or National Championship Game
□ Introduction at the WBCA Awards Show
□ Introduction at Tourney Town and/or other official NCAA events held in conjunction with the Women's Final Four
Criteria for Nomination
All eligible nominees must be:
□ Women's basketball student-athletes at an NCAA or NAIA member institution who are academically a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student for that season.
□ In good standing with their respective institutions.
□ Student-athletes who have previously been selected for the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® are NOT eligible for nomination.
□ Of outstanding character and demonstrate performance in the classroom, which makes them candidates for graduation.
□ Actively involved in, and committed to, working with charitable organizations or service groups on or off-campus and/or displayed extraordinary devotion to a personal cause in their lives. Candidates should show superior dedication in these extracurricular areas.
□ Free of any felony charges or criminal activities.
Each institution may nominate only one women's basketball student-athlete who is a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student. Freshmen are not eligible. Nominations are accepted online in the fall. It is necessary for the head coach or their designee to have the head coach's WBCA login (user and password) to access the nomination form.
In addition to completing the online form, the following supplemental materials are required:
■ Uploads in PDF format of and/or hyperlinks to the following:
□ A particularly compelling game program story, news article
□ Letter of commendation
□ Any other background material related to the nominee's community service activities.
■ Uploads of the following HIGH RESOLUTION JPEG photos:
□ Head shots of the nominee in both team uniform and business attire (required)
□ A basketball action shot of the nominee (optional)
□ Three to five photos of the nominee participating in a community service event (optional)
Contact WBCA Manager of Awards Daniella Trujillo by phone at 770-279-8027 ext. 110) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
• Past Allstate WBCA Good Works Teams®