Shields Nominated for Good Works Team

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Lincoln – University of Nebraska wing Shavon Shields was honored Wednesday, as he was chosen as a nominee for the 2015 Allstate NABC Good Works Team.

Shields, a junior biological sciences major, is being recognized for his efforts in the community, as he has been active in the Huskers’ Life Skills program during his collegiate career. He has participated in hospital visits, severed as a keynote speaker for the Sportsmanship Pep Rally, as well as volunteer for Husker Heroes, Ollie Webb and Nebrasketball Buddies. He also served as the basketball team’s representative on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

A first-team Academic All-District VII selection, Shields was also one of 16 national finalists across all of college athletics for the 2014 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award for his efforts in the classroom and community.

The 2015 Allstate NABC Good Works Team will be announced in February, as five players from the Division I will be selected for the team. Shields was one of 158 men’s basketball players nominated from all levels of college basketball.

On the court, Shields earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors in 2014, helping the Huskers to a 19-13 record and the school’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1998. This season, Shields is averaging 20.0 points and 7.3 rebounds per game for Nebraska, which is 5-1 on the season heading into Sunday’s game against Creighton.