Dec. 3, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue women's basketball senior Courtney Moses was announced on Tuesday as a nominee for the 2014 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), Allstate Good Works Team. Moses is the second Boilermaker nominee in as many years and is one of 52 NCAA Division I women's players to be on the list.
"We're thrilled to see people take notice of what an outstanding human being Courtney is," said Purdue head coach Sharon Versyp. "The things she has done in our local community and around the world are only a snapshot of her unselfishness. We're lucky to have her at Purdue."
Former teammate Drey Mingo earned a spot on the inaugural WBCA, NABC, Allstate Good Works team last February, and was honored during the 2013 WBCA Convention and at the 2013 NCAA Women's Final Four in New Orleans.
In addition to international missionary trips to Haiti and South Africa over the past few years, Moses has been an instrumental member of the Purdue chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Boilermaker Athletic Council. She's helped found a pair of local projects to help the Lafayette/West Lafayette community, starting the IMPACT project, which consists of student-athletes mentoring and tutoring at-risk children, individually throughout a full semester or year, focusing on creating a relationship that can change a child's life, and the Boiler-maker Wish group, which sets up an opportunity for a disabled or sick child in the community to spend time with a particular sport or athlete.
"Allstate is proud to recognize these two outstanding groups of men and women whose commitment to service and volunteerism demonstrate that `good works' extend beyond the basketball court," said Pam Hollander, senior director of marketing for Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2014 WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams® selection panels. "Each of the nominees serves as a role model and inspiration to future generations seeking ways to give back, and another reason to celebrate the good happening in our communities."
From the 84 WBCA nominees and 118 NABC nominees submitted by coaches and sports information directors across the nation on behalf of their schools, special voting panels will select two 10-member teams comprised of five student-athletes from the NCAA® Division I level and five student-athletes from NCAA® Divisions II, III and the NAIA. WNBA basketball star Tamika Catchings, who played at the University of Tennessee, will headline the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® voting panel, while former Duke University student-athlete, two-time NCAA champion and seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill will serve on the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® panel. The final roster of 20 award recipients will be unveiled in February.
In addition to Hollander, Hill and Catchings, the 2014 Allstate WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams® selection panel members include: former college basketball players Greg Anthony (UNLV), Mateen Cleaves (Michigan State) and Alana Beard (Duke); former head coaches Bobby Cremins (College of Charleston), Seth Greenberg (Virginia Tech), Marsha Sharp (Texas Tech) and Nell Fortner (Auburn); current college basketball coach Coquese Washington (Penn State); and media members Seth Davis (Sports Illustrated/CBS), Dana O'Neil (ESPN), Carolyn Peck (ESPN) and LaChina Robinson (ESPN/FOX).
More information about the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® and the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® is available at www.wbca.org and www.nabc.org.
NCAA Division I Women's Nominees
College of The Holy Cross - Alex Smith
East Carolina University - Ariana Jackson
Florida Gulf Coast University - Sarah Hansen
Florida State University - Natasha Howard
Fordham University - Abigail Corning
Furman University - Brigid Morrissey
Georgia Institute of Technology - Shayla Bivins
Harvard University - Kaitlyn Dinkins
Iowa State University - Hallie Christofferson
Kansas State University - Chantay Caron
Louisiana State University - Theresa Plaisance
McNeese State University - NeTanya Jones
Middle Tennessee State University - Janiece Johnson
Montana State University-Bozeman - Jackie Elliott
Norfolk State University - Jazamine Gray
North Carolina A&T State University - Tracy King
Northwestern University - Meghan McKeown
Purdue University - Courtney Moses
Rice University - Nakachi Maduka
Seattle University - Kacie Sowell
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Jordyn Courier
Stanford University - Chiney Ogwumike
Stephen F. Austin State University - Daylyn Harris
Texas A&M University - Karla Gilbert
University of Akron - Rachel Tecca
University of Alabama - Nikki Hegstetter
University of California-Berkeley - Avigiel Cohen
University of Delaware - Kelsey Buchanan
University of Denver - Theresa Wirth
University of Hartford - Alyssa Englert
University of Hawaii - Kamilah Jackson
University of Illinois - Sarah Hartwell
University of Iowa - Kathryn Reynolds
University of Kentucky - Kastine Evans
University of Louisville - Jude Schimmel
University of Maine - Elizabeth Wood
University of Massachusetts - Jasmine Harris
University of Miami - Maria Brown
University of Missouri-Kansas City - Eilise O'Connor
University of New Hampshire - Kelsey Hogan
University of New Mexico - Sara Halasz
University of North Dakota - Allyssa Wall
University of South Carolina - Elem Ibiam
University of Southern California - Cassie Harberts
University of Southern Mississippi - Niesha Pierce
University of Tennessee at Martin - Heather Butler
University of Virginia - Lexie Gerson
University of Wisconsin - Morgan Paige
West Virginia University - Jessica Harlee
Western Kentucky University - Chaney Means
Winthrop University - Taylor Calvert
Youngstown State University - Heidi Schlegel