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Hofstra MBB Dion Nesmith Named Candidate For Allstate Good Works Team

Dion Nesmith. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495Sports

Dion Nesmith. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495Sports

Hofstra Men’s Basketball Graduate guard Dion Nesmith has been named a nominee for the 2015 Allstate WBCA and NABC Good Works Team® it was announced today by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Allstate Insurance Company.

This prestigious community service award, now in its third year, recognizes a distinguished group of student-athletes who have demonstrated a commitment to enriching the lives of others and contributing to the greater good in their communities.

Nesmith, in his second year at Hofstra, is averaging 10.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game for the 5-2 Pride. He earned his degree in finance at Monmouth and is currently pursuing an MBA with a concentration in business analytics at Hofstra. He was a third team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection last season and also was named to the CAA All-Academic Team.

Active in Hofstra’s community service endeavors, Nesmith has participated in various clinics that the Pride has conducted for the Town of Hempstead as well as the Let All The Children Play (LATCP) Foundation. He has also spent time with children at the LATCP Playground in Eisenhower Park and has visited local elementary schools to participate in reading initiatives.

The Allstate WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams® help spotlight the off-the-court good works and service to others that often goes unnoticed and unrewarded. From creating organizations benefitting at-risk youth to volunteering overseas to help impoverished communities, there are countless remarkable stories of service among this year’s group of nominees. As full-time students and athletes, these players choose to dedicate their limited free time to improving the lives of those around them.

College sports information directors and basketball coaches across the country nominated players who exhibit exceptional leadership skills and an unwavering commitment to volunteerism. From the 93 WBCA nominees and 158 NABC nominees, distinguished 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. 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 2015 NABC Convention and 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four® in Indianapolis, where they will participate in a community project benefitting the host city. Members of the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® will be recognized during the 2015 WBCA Convention and at the 2015 NCAA Women’s Final Four® in Tampa Bay, and will also participate in a local community project. Allstate is an official corporate partner of the WBCA, NABC and NCAA.

For more information on the Hofstra Men’s Basketball team fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.gohofstra.com/index.aspx

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