University of Denver women’s basketball junior Theresa Wirth (Mesa, Airz.) was chosen as one of 52 NCAA Division I women’s basketball student-athletes to be nominated for the2014 Allstate WBCA and NABA Good Works Team®, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Allstate Insurance Company announced today.
A total of 202 men’s and women’s nominees are on the list that spans NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA.
|Denver's Theresa Wirth (photo by Lacey Den Hartog)|
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.
Wirth has proven herself to be a leader both on and off the court. This past summer, Wirth interned for the Special Olympics, getting an inside look into the inner workings of a non-profit, a dream she hopes to fulfill in the future with her own charity. During her internship, Wirth got to work events throughout the summer, getting to know and interview the athletes. In addition to her summer internship, Wirth also helped to set up and hand out water at aid stations during the Race for the Cure event this past September. She took part in a coaches’ clinic with the Denver Public Schools’ middle school coaches in the fall; and also visited elementary schools presenting on the benefits of healthy living through sports. In the spring of 2013, Wirth visited the local Children’s Hospital spending time with the patients and also took part in the University of Denver’s Day of Service, running a station for young kids and parents.