Dec. 3, 2013
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ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University men's basketball senior guard Nick Kellogg (Westerville, Ohio) is a nominee for the 2014 Allstate Good Works Team, as announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Tuesday.
The award recognizes a select group of college basketball student-athletes who have made significant contributions to the greater good of their communities through volunteerism and civic service.
In its second year, the Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® honor players at all levels of college basketball who represent the sport's finest in the areas of leadership and charitable achievements amongst their peers. The student-athletes nominated for this prestigious award embody the true spirit of teamwork and giving back.
From the 118 NABC nominees and 84 WBCA nominees submitted by sports information directors across the nation on behalf of their schools, special voting panels will select two 10-member teams comprised of five student-athletes from the NCAA® Division I level and five student-athletes from NCAA® Divisions II, III and the NAIA.
Former Duke University student-athlete, two-time NCAA champion and seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill will headline the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® voting panel, while WNBA basketball star Tamika Catchings, who played at the University of Tennessee, will serve on the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® panel. The final roster of 20 award recipients will be unveiled in February.
Members of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® will be invited by Allstate, an official corporate partner of the NCAA®, to the 2014 NABC Convention and 2014 NCAA® Men's Final Four® in Dallas, where they will participate in a community project in the city.
In addition to Hollander, Hill and Catchings, the 2014 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® selection panel members include: former college basketball players Greg Anthony (UNLV), Mateen Cleaves (Michigan State) and Alana Beard (Duke); former head coaches Bobby Cremins (College of Charleston), Seth Greenberg (Virginia Tech), Marsha Sharp (Texas Tech) and Nell Fortner (Auburn); current college basketball coach Coquese Washington (Penn State); and media members Seth Davis (Sports Illustrated/CBS), Dana O'Neil (ESPN), Carolyn Peck (ESPN) and LaChina Robinson (ESPN/FOX).
About Nick Kellogg
Nick is an active member of Athletes In Action at Ohio University, a division of the Campus Crusade for Christ. Through the program, Kellogg meets regularly with an AIA liaison on campus to discuss ways to better incorporate aspects of religion and faith into the team's activities. The Ohio team is a deeply spiritual one, and the players enjoy these opportunities to discuss their faith and how it affects their college experiences.
This past summer, Nick traveled to the Ivory Coast as part of an Athletes In Action mission trip. While on the trip, he met with high school students, visited orphanages and helped put on basketball clinics to show how faith can be incorporated into how athletes see and play the game, while achieving personal growth.
In addition to the spiritual mentorship, his team also competed against other international teams during the trip before an audience of local students. Nick was joined on the trip by his father, Clark, who served as a mentor to Nick's team. Now back in Athens, Nick is meeting with Ohio's AIA liaison to incorporate what he learned in Africa into pre-game devotions and other spiritual activities.