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    Shavon Shields named finalist for 2015-16 Good Works Team


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    • Shavon is the first Men's Basketball Finalist in school history

       

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    Courtesy: NU Athletic Communications
    02/09/2016

     

     


     

    Lincoln – University of Nebraska senior forward Shavon Shields was became the first Husker men’s basketball student-athlete named to the Allstate NABC Good Works Teams® announced Tuesday morning.
    The award, which is in its fourth year, honors college basketball athletes that have dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of others through giving back to their communities. In addition to his on-court and academic exploits, Shields has been active in the community throughout his time at Nebraska
    Shavon has served as a keynote speaker for the Sportsmanship Pep Rally, as well as volunteer for Husker Heroes, Ollie Webb and Nebrasketball Buddies Kids Clinics among other activities. Shields has also used his platform to raise awareness for the National Bone Marrow Registry. In 2015, he was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship team for his work in the community.
    The NABC team is comprised of 10 male student-athletes; five from NCAA® Division I and five from NCAA Divisions II, III and the NAIA. The WBCA team is comprised of 10 female student-athletes; five from NCAA® Division I and five from NCAA Divisions II, III and the NAIA
    The 257 nominations (154 men and 103 women) were narrowed down to the final team rosters by voting panels led by former Duke University student-athlete, two-time NCAA champion and seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill and 10-time WNBA All-Star and University of Tennessee student-athlete Tamika Catchings. The voting panels are comprised of former coaches, esteemed college basketball athletes and media members.
    Members of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® will be invited by Allstate to be recognized at the 2016 NABC Convention and 2016 NCAA Men’s Final Four®, and will participate in a community service project to benefit the host city of Houston.
    “There is no program that recognizes and promotes the outstanding selfless humanitarian acts performed by men’s and women’s collegiate athletes more than the Allstate Good Works Teams,” said Jim Haney, executive director of the NABC. “In four years, more than 850 student-athletes have been nominated for charitable works in their communities, across America and around the world. The 10 young men and selected for the 2016 teams have added to the legacy of helping to clothe, feed and shelter those in need while nourishing hope and strengthening faith.”
    “Allstate is excited to be joining the NABC and WBCA for a fourth year to recognize the extraordinary character demonstrated by these student-athletes,” said Thomas Clarkson, president of the west territory for Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2016 NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® selection panels. “We’re honored to be a part of a program that recognizes humanitarianism and community service, both of which are an integral part of Allstate’s culture.”
    2016 Allstate NABC Good Works Team®
    NCAA Division I
    Name
    Cl.
    Pos.
    School
    Hometown
    Samer Dhillon
    Jr.
    Forward
    University of Southern California
    Sacramento, Calif.
    Kyler Erickson
    Sr.
    Guard
    University of Nebraska Omaha
    Omaha, Neb.
    Anthony Gill
    Sr.
    Forward
    University of Virginia
    High Point, N.C.
    Jeff Laidig
    Sr.
    Guard/Forward
    Belmont University
    Mishawaka, Ind.
    Shavon Shields
    Sr.
    Forward
    University of Nebraska
    Olathe, Kan.


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    He is the first Men's BB finalist in school history

     

    12729636_671177639652615_1490517649_n.jp

     

    Courtesy: NU Athletic Communications
    02/09/2016
     
     
     

    Lincoln – University of Nebraska senior forward Shavon Shields was became the first Husker men’s basketball student-athlete named to the Allstate NABC Good Works Teams® announced Tuesday morning.

    The award, which is in its fourth year, honors college basketball athletes that have dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of others through giving back to their communities. In addition to his on-court and academic exploits, Shields has been active in the community throughout his time at Nebraska

    Shavon has served as a keynote speaker for the Sportsmanship Pep Rally, as well as volunteer for Husker Heroes, Ollie Webb and Nebrasketball Buddies Kids Clinics among other activities. Shields has also used his platform to raise awareness for the National Bone Marrow Registry. In 2015, he was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship team for his work in the community.

    The NABC team is comprised of 10 male student-athletes; five from NCAA® Division I and five from NCAA Divisions II, III and the NAIA. The WBCA team is comprised of 10 female student-athletes; five from NCAA® Division I and five from NCAA Divisions II, III and the NAIA

    The 257 nominations (154 men and 103 women) were narrowed down to the final team rosters by voting panels led by former Duke University student-athlete, two-time NCAA champion and seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill and 10-time WNBA All-Star and University of Tennessee student-athlete Tamika Catchings. The voting panels are comprised of former coaches, esteemed college basketball athletes and media members.

    Members of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® will be invited by Allstate to be recognized at the 2016 NABC Convention and 2016 NCAA Men’s Final Four®, and will participate in a community service project to benefit the host city of Houston.

    “There is no program that recognizes and promotes the outstanding selfless humanitarian acts performed by men’s and women’s collegiate athletes more than the Allstate Good Works Teams,” said Jim Haney, executive director of the NABC. “In four years, more than 850 student-athletes have been nominated for charitable works in their communities, across America and around the world. The 10 young men and selected for the 2016 teams have added to the legacy of helping to clothe, feed and shelter those in need while nourishing hope and strengthening faith.”

    “Allstate is excited to be joining the NABC and WBCA for a fourth year to recognize the extraordinary character demonstrated by these student-athletes,” said Thomas Clarkson, president of the west territory for Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2016 NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® selection panels. “We’re honored to be a part of a program that recognizes humanitarianism and community service, both of which are an integral part of Allstate’s culture.”

    2016 Allstate NABC Good Works Team®

    NCAA Division I

             

    Name

    Cl.

    Pos.

    School

    Hometown

    Samer Dhillon

    Jr.

    Forward

    University of Southern California

    Sacramento, Calif.

    Kyler Erickson

    Sr.

    Guard

    University of Nebraska Omaha

    Omaha, Neb.

    Anthony Gill

    Sr.

    Forward

    University of Virginia

    High Point, N.C.

    Jeff Laidig

    Sr.

    Guard/Forward

    Belmont University

    Mishawaka, Ind.

    Shavon Shields

    Sr.

    Forward

    University of Nebraska

    Olathe, Kan.



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