Thursday, July 18, 2013WACO, Texas - Westminster senior tight end David Wright (Solon, OH / Solon) is one of 150 nominees in the nation for the 2013 Allstate AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) Good Works Team®. This award recognizes a select group of college football players who have made a commitment to enriching the lives of others while contributing to the greater good of their communities.
Wright is a two-time Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Honor Roll student and has also earned All-PAC honors. Off the field. Wright assists first-year students with dorm move-ins, volunteers with the Adopt-a-Highway (New Wilmington, PA), helps out with Habitat for Humanity (Youngstown, OH), plays bingo with local residents at a retirement home, volunteers at youth camps, bowls with Special Olympic athletes, and volunteers at a soup kitchen.
A special voting panel consisting of former Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® members and prominent college football media members will select the 2013 Good Works Team®. Comprised of 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and 11 players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (Division II, Division III, and the NAIA), the final roster of 22 award recipients will be unveiled in September.
Allstate and the AFCA will launch the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® website on ESPN.com, featuring profiles and images of the final team members, as well as the opportunity for fans to vote for the 2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® Captain.
In order to meet the criteria set forth by Allstate and the AFCA, each player must be actively involved and committed to working with a charitable organization, service group or community service while maintaining a strong academic standing.
All Titan student athletes are encouraged to give back by serving local communities.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.