College athlete Courtney Trzasko nominated for Good Works Team

College athlete Courtney Trzasko nominated for Good Works Team


Drew University's Courtney Trzasko and Chatham Studer.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Drew University student-athlete Courtney Trzasko, a senior, is being recognized nationally for giving back to surrounding communities.

Trzasko (Berlin, Conn./Berlin High School) is a nominee to the 2017 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team. The annual honor is a joint effort of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and Allstate to recognize dedication to service and altruism in student-athletes’ communities.

This is the second consecutive year Trzasko is a Good Works nominee. The senior is a Drew Civic Scholar with projects focused on hunger and homelessness in local communities. Her senior project includes planning a campus event to raise awareness of the issue, as she also organizes a group of students to volunteer at the Morristown Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center.

During her career as a Civic Scholar, she has completed projects with Habitat for Humanity, Furniture Assist and the Madison Area YMCA working with low-income immigrant children in daycare.

A two-time Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll selection off the court, Trzasko continues to maintain a 3.9 GPA while studying business and sociology. On the court, she is just as active, averaging two 3-pointers per game already this season. She has scored 424 points on the strength of 108 three-pointers during her 76-game career.

Drew University sophomore basketball player Chatham Studer (Redding, Conn./Joel Barlow) also is nominated to the 2017 Allstate Good Works Team (NABC).

Athletic departments and communications professionals across all three divisions of the NCAA and NAIA nominated the 181 NABC and the 97 WBCA student-athletes for the prestigious honor. 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 NABC and WBCA, comprised of five student-athletes from the NCAA Division I level and five student-athletes from Divisions II, III and the NAIA. The final roster of 20 award recipients will be unveiled in February.

Members of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team will be invited by Allstate to the 2017 NABC Convention and 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Phoenix, where they will participate in a community service project benefiting the city.

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. Allstate is an official corporate partner of the NABC, WBCA and NCAA.

– Press Release

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