Heemstra nominated for Good Works Team
INDIANAPOLIS – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Allstate Insurance Company announced the 201 nominees for the 2014 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® this week, and list that includes South Dakota State senior forward Marcus Heemstra.
“We’re very happy that Marcus received this nomination from the NABC,” head coach Scott Nagy said. “We know what kind of person he is, what kind of basketball player he is and what he does in the community, so he’s very deserving of this nomination.”
The award recognizes a select group of college basketball student-athletes who make significant contributions to the greater good of their communities through volunteerism and civic service.
In its second year, the Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® honor players at all levels of college basketball who represent the sport’s finest in the areas of leadership and charitable achievements amongst their peers. The student-athletes nominated for this prestigious award embody the true spirit of teamwork and giving back.
In addition to serving on the SAAC Leadership team in past seasons and working at Harvest Table in Brookings, Heemstra joined his teammates for a weeklong trip to Haiti last summer, where they distributed shoes and food to needy children and families.
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Click here to read more about the Jackrabbit men's basketball team's trip to Haiti last summer.