Lady Eagles Courtney Backward Among 201 Good Works Team nominees


Courtney Backward of the Lady Eagles
Courtney Backward of the Lady Eagles

INDIANAPOLIS – Oklahoma Wesleyan women’s basketballer Courtney Backward is among the players nominated for consideration to be named to the 2014 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team, a release said on Tuesday.

Backward, a sophomore point guard for the Lady Eagles, has been selected among a group of college basketball student-athletes who have made significant contributions to the greater good of their communities through volunteerism and civic service.

The announcement was made by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Allstate Insurance Company and a total of 201 nominees are in the running for the 2014 Allstate WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams.

“Allstate is proud to recognize these two outstanding groups of men and women whose commitment to service and volunteerism demonstrate that ‘good works’ extend beyond the basketball court,” Pam Hollander, senior director of marketing for Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2014 WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams selection panels said in a release.

“Each of the nominees serves as a role model and inspiration to future generations seeking ways to give back, and another reason to celebrate the good happening in our communities.”
NCAA® Divisions II, III and the NAIA
Central Washington University – Jessica VanDyke
Davenport University – Alison Bouman
Dillard University – Amber Tramel
Gannon University – Jen Papich
Geneva College – Heidi Mann
Georgia College & State University – Shanteona Keys
Hillsdale College – Megan Fogt
Illinois Wesleyan University – Alexa Baltes
Loyola University – Jasmine Brewer
Marymount University – Katelyn Fischer
Metropolitan State University of Denver – Amy Nelson
Minnesota State University-Mankato – Alexandra Wilkinson
Montana State University-Northern – Taylor Cummings
Moravian College – Laura Jordan
Nova Southeastern University – Jessica Valley
Ohio Dominican University – Christina Pentaudi
Oklahoma Wesleyan University – Courtney Backward
Quincy University – Lucy Cramsey
Roosevelt University – Rebecca Williford
Saint Cloud State University – Carley Jeffery
St. Mary’s University – Dezirae Elias
Trinity University (Texas) – Hannah Coley
Union College – Amy Loya
University of Alabama-Huntsville – Shannon Steinert
University of Mary Washington – Sam Partonen
University of St. Francis – Paige Stankus
Valley City State University – Brittany Lehner
Warner Pacific College – Jessica Thoens
Washington University in St. Louis – Lucy Montgomery
Westminster College (Mo.) – Leigh Ann Lutz
Wingate University – Jasmine DeBerry
Worcester State University – Michel’le St. Pierre