CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – AnnMarie Healy of the Harvard women's basketball team has been nominated to the 2015 Allstate Good Works Team, announced by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), and Allstate Insurance Company.
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 WBCA and NABC 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.
Healy, a junior, is a prolific volunteer in addition to averaging 13.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game on the court and keeping up with academics. The Edina, Minnesota native is a leader in the FOCUS Discipleship, where she plans and leads bible studies for a group of nine other student-athlete and organizes events on Harvard's campus.
During her summer breaks, Healy has spent tine working with Breaking Free, an organization that serves victims of human sex trafficking in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She manages the organization of financial reports, grants and educational documents during her time with Breaking Free.
In the summer of 2013, Healy took a mission trip to Guyana to operate a bible camp, and has helped minister to 60 lower income children each summer since 2007, providing them with meals, art projects, physical activity, and field trips.
Healy is one of 93 WBCA nominees, including 56 at the Division I level. 20 student-athletes will be named to the Allstate Good Works Team, which will be announced in February.