INDIANAPOLIS – Rice sophomore guard Gabrielle Stanton has been nominated for the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and Allstate Insurance Agency announced on Wednesday.
The Kingwood, Texas native is an active leader in Fellowship for Christian Athletes (FCA). Through FCA, Stanton took mission trips to Alabama and Louisiana, first assisting impoverished areas in the Tuscaloosa area and rehabilitating homes for those unable to do so themselves.
Just days after returning from her trip to Alabama, Stanton and her FCA family traveled to Baton Rouge to help meet the needs of those who desperately needed assistance following this historic rainfall and flooding.
In addition to her mission trips, Stanton assists by impacting the impoverished areas around Rice University and in the inner city environments of Houston.
The Allstate WBCA 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. Athletic departments and sports information directors across the country nominated the 97 WBCA student-athletes for the prestigious honors.
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 NCAA Division I level and five student-athletes from Divisions II, III, and 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.
For more information about the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team visit www.wbca.org.