Courtesy of Brown Athletics Communications
INDIANAPOLIS -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Allstate Insurance Company today announced the 20 men's and women's college basketball student-athletes named to the inaugural Allstate NABC Good Works Team® and Allstate WBCA Good Works Team®. Brown senior forward Caroline King was one of five Division I women's basketball players selected to the team.
The award recognizes a unique group of men's and women's college basketball student-athletes who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement including building homes for the elderly, leading basketball clinics, reading to students and working with children with hearing disabilities.
"The men and women being recognized with this award have demonstrated a commitment to excellence on and off the court," said Pam Hollander, senior director of marketing for Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2013 NABC and WBCA Good Works Team® selection panels. "Allstate commends these student-athletes for their contributions and are very proud to introduce the inaugural NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams."
As a student-athlete at Brown, King has compiled an impressive list of academic and athletic accolades, as well as a myriad of contributions to the community. She works with Nyaya Health, located in Boston, Massachusetts, and is spending the year helping the organization develop a surgical program for people in Western Nepal who live in extreme poverty. She also created "Hoops for Hope" last year, developing a fundraising partnership between the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Ivy League.
King volunteers with several local organizations, including Woonsocket Adopt-A-Family, the Vartan Gregorian elementary school, the Women's Center of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Free Clinic. She serves as the President of BrowNation, Brown's largest athletic support club on campus, and is also the co-president and co-founder of Athlete Alliance, a support and coordinating group for LGBTQ athletes at Brown. In 2010, she earned the Bessie H. Rudd Leadership award at Brown University for her community service work and leadership within the school's community.