Caron named Good Works Nominee

By The Mercury

In an announcement by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Allstate Insurance Company on Tuesday morning, Kansas State senior forward Chantay Caron was announced as a nominee for the 2014 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team.

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.

Caron is one of 84 women’s basketball student-athletes from across NCAA Division I, II, III and the NAIA to be recognized as a nominee.

From the 84 WBCA nominees submitted by sports information directors across the nation on behalf of their schools, special voting panels will select a 10-member team comprised of five student-athletes from the NCAA Division-I level and five student-athletes from NCAA Divisions II, III and the NAIA.

WNBA basketball star Tamika Catchings, who played at the University of Tennessee, will serve on the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team panel. The final roster of 10 award recipients will be released in February.

Members of the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team will be recognized during the 2014 WBCA Convention and at the 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four in Nashville, and will also participate in a local community project. Allstate is an official corporate partner of the NABC, WBCA and NCAA.

Caron has taken part in a number of volunteer activities on behalf of K-State women’s basketball, including Fort Riley No Dough Dinner, Fort Riley Free Youth Basketball Clinic, Cats in the Classroom, Cats for Cans, Special Olympics clinics, Docs vs. Jocks, Junior Wildcat Day and Adopt A Family during the holiday season.

She is also the women’s basketball team’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative and was K-State’s representative at the Big 12 Leadership Summit in Dallas last summer.

As an elementary education major, Caron was recognized last season for her outstanding efforts in the classroom, as she was named to the 2013 Academic All-Big 12 First Team. She is also a three-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll recipient.

For her career on the court, Caron has played in 105 career games, making 43 starts. She has averaged 4.3 points and 2.6 rebounds for her career.

The Wildcats will return to action on Saturday when they host Grambling State at 2 p.m.

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