Feb. 26, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville men's basketball player Peyton Siva was recognized Tuesday morning by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for his contributions off the court.
The Indianapolis-based organization, in conjunction with Allstate Insurance Company, named Siva as one of five members to the 2013 Allstate NABC Good Works Team his charitable efforts in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement, which include building homes for the elderly, leading basketball clinics, reading to students and working with children with hearing disabilities.
"The men and women being recognized with this award have demonstrated a commitment to excellence on and off the court," said Pam Hollander, senior director of marketing for Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2013 NABC and WBCA Good Works Team® selection panels. "Allstate commends these student-athletes for their contributions and are very proud to introduce the inaugural NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams."
This is just the latest of many off-the-court awards Siva has earned this year. Recently, Siva became the second Cardinal in program history to be named to the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Men's Basketball Team. He earned all-district academic honors in January and is currently one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award. He also was named to the American Eagle Outfitters Institutional Male Scholar-Athlete, as chosen by the BIG EAST Conference's Academic Affairs Committee.
On the floor, the Seattle, Wash., native is among the BIG EAST leaders in assists (6.0, third in the BIG EAST; 20th in the nation), free throw percentage (.877, second), steals (2.1, third; 42nd in the nation) and assist-turnovers ratio (2.1, 6th). He became the Cardinals' 64th career 1,000 point scorer (1,081 current total) this season and his 612 career assists rank second all-time at UofL. He is within 10 steals of the career steals record currently held by Darrell Griffith.
Members of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® will be invited by Allstate, an official corporate partner of the NCAA®, to the 2013 NABC Convention and 2013 NCAA® Men's Final Four® in Atlanta, where they will participate in a community project in the city.
"The NABC is pleased to honor 10 outstanding men's basketball student-athletes for their hard work and dedication to charitable and community service-related activities," said Jim Haney, NABC executive director. "These student-athletes have made a significant impact on the organizations they have served, and have shown outstanding character on the court, in the community, and in the classroom."
More information about the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® and the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® is available at www.nabc.org and www.wbca.org.
About the National Basketball Coaches Association
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest "Phog" Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men's basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today's student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.org.
|NCAA® Division I
||Saint Joseph's University
||Baton Rouge, La.
||Stevens Point, Wis.
||University of Louisville