Mickelson Named a Nominee for NABC Good Works Team
INDIANAPOLIS – University of Kansas senior Hunter Mickelson has been selected as a nominee for the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2016 Allstate NABC Good Works Teams® the NABC announced Wednesday. This award shines a spotlight on a select group of student-athletes who have shown dedication to community service and altruism in their communities.
This is the fourth year of the Allstate Good Works Team with the NABC and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announcing an all-time high 257 total nominees for 2015-16. There are 154 men’s student-athletes on the list from NCAA Division I, II and III and the NAIA. KU sophomore Lauren Aldridge is among the 103 women’s student-athlete nominees for the 2016 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team.
Mickelson is a liberal arts and science major who is on track to graduate from Kansas in spring 2016. The Jonesboro, Arkansas native transferred from Arkansas following the 2013-14 season and was a redshirt at KU in 2013-14.
Mickelson contributes to the community as a member of the Kansas men’s basketball team. Each year the Jayhawks host the Wilt Chamberlain Special Olympics Clinic during the heart of conference play. The team also gives approximately 450 women a taste of being a Jayhawk at the annual “Ladies Night Out” event in Allen Fieldhouse, an occasion that creates awareness for breast cancer and benefits Jayhawks for a Cure, the Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) and the KU Cancer Center. Every year, the KU team participates in a holiday shopping trip to Walmart in order to provide items from a wish list for area families through the Salvation Army. Additionally, Mickelson and his teammates sign more than 1,500 basketballs annually with proceeds going to local charities.
NABC Good Works Team nominees were submitted by sports information directors and college basketball coaches. From the nominations, voting panels will select 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. The final roster of 20 award recipients will be unveiled in February.
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