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Prather an Allstate WBCA Good Works Team Nominee

Prather an Allstate WBCA Good Works Team Nominee

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Khaila Prather of the University of Miami women’s basketball team was announced Wednesday as a nominee for the 2017 Allstate Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Good Works Team.

The junior forward was one of 97 women’s players selected for nomination. Of those, 64 are from Division I programs and seven are from the ACC.

“The positive impact that student-athletes are making on college campuses and communities around the world can sometimes go unnoticed,” said Thomas Clarkson, president of the west territory for Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2017 WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams® selection panels. “Allstate is a proud supporter of NCAA® college basketball and takes immense pride in working with the NABC and WBCA to recognize players who continue to make giving back a priority and inspire future generations of athletes.”

This esteemed award honors an outstanding group of student-athletes who represent the sport’s finest in the areas of community service and leadership among their peers.

The Allstate WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams® recognizes players at all levels of college basketball whose charitable involvement and altruistic acts stand out amongst all other student-athletes participating in the sport. From leading an initiative to help end the water crisis in Flint, Mich., to co-founding a non-profit with the mission to improve literacy rates across the country, the players nominated embody the true spirit of teamwork and giving back.

Athletic departments and sports information directors across the country nominated the 97 WBCA and 181 NABC student-athletes for the prestigious honor. Two special voting panels, headlined by former Duke University basketball athlete, two-time NCAA® champion and seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill, and former Notre Dame basketball star, two-time Nancy Lieberman Award winner and current WNBA player Skylar Diggins, will select 10-member teams from both the WBCA and NABC, 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.

Prather is a member of the University of Miami Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Executive Board, serving as the Co-Coordinator for Community Service and Campus Engagement.

A native of Upper Marlboro, Md., Prather leads the team in community service hours and is involved in a number of charitable endeavors. She has volunteered time on weekends with the Guardian ad Litem Program, which supports and assists foster children in Miami-Dade County, as well as Branches, which is an after-school program for in-need children.

Prather has also volunteered at the Miami Rescue Mission, Camillus House Shelter, G.W. Carver Elementary School, Miami Community Center and at Girl Scouts clinics. Prather is also a part of Carver’s Pen Pal Program.

No. 18/16 Miami (5-1) return to the court Thursday at 7 p.m., when it takes on No. 9/10 Ohio State (5-2) in Columbus, Ohio, in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

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