NEB WBB: Theriot Named Candidate for Allstate WBCA Good Works Team

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Theriot Named Candidate for Allstate WBCA Good Works Team
Lincoln – Nebraska’s Rachel Theriot was named to a list of 103 nominees for the fourth annual Allstate Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Good Works Team on Wednesday.

The distinguished award recognizes student-athletes at all levels of college basketball who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement, while exhibiting leadership both on and off the court.

Theriot, a 6-0 senior guard from Middleburg Heights, Ohio, has been a leader on and off the court for the Huskers for the past four years. As a sophomore in 2013-14, Theriot led Nebraska to the Big Ten title as the tournament most valuable player. A first-team All-Big Ten selection, she was also an honorable-mention Associated Press All-American after setting a school record with 234 assists in 2014.

As a junior in 2014-15, Theriot was Nebraska’s leading scorer and had the Huskers ranked in the top 15 nationally with a 17-4 record at the start of February before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. She still earned second-team All-Big Ten honors despite missing the second half of the conference season. She underwent surgery in mid-February and underwent a six-month rehabilitation. She has returned again to lead the Huskers in 2015-16.

Theriot was a candidate for the Wade, Naismith and Wooden national player-of-the-year awards last season and will be a candidate for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors this season.

In the community, Theriot is a two-time member of Nebraska’s Tom Osborne Citizenship Team, volunteering as a mentor at Belmont Elementary School regularly over the past four years. In the summer of 2014, Theriot was among a group of Husker student-athletes who traveled to the northeast Nebraska town of Pilger to assist with cleanup and recovery after the town was devastated by a tornado. She also has made numerous visits to local hospitals, while also serving the American Red Cross and the People’s City Mission in the Lincoln community.

Nominations were submitted by sports information directors and college basketball coaches across the country. From the nominations, two 10-member teams comprised of five student-athletes from the NCAA Division I level and five student-athletes from Divisions II, III and the NAIA will be selected. The final roster of 20 award recipients will be unveiled in February.

Members of the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team will be recognized at the 2016 NCAA Women’s Final Four in Indianapolis in April, and they also will participate in a community service project to benefit the city.

The members of the Allstate Good Works Teams will be chosen by a panel that includes Thomas Clarkson (Allstate), Tamika Catchings, Grant Hill, Alana Beard, Clark Kellogg, Carolyn Peck, LaChina Robinson, Seth Davis, Dana O’Neil, Marsha Sharp, Nell Fortner, Bobby Cremins, Seth Greenberg and Coquese Washington.

In 2014-15, current Nebraska fifth-year senior Kyndal Clark was recognized as a member of the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team in her final season at Drake.

More information about the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team and the Allstate NABC Good Works Team is available at www.wbca.org and www.nabc.org.