A pair of Northwestern basketball players have been nominated for the 2014 Allstate Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Good Works Teams. Senior Drew Crawford from the men's team and senior Meghan McKeown on the women's team are two of the 202 nominees for this year's award.

In its second year, the Allstate WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams honor players at all levels of college basketball for leadership and charitable achievements. The final roster of 20 award recipients will be unveiled in February.

A team captain, Crawford has mentored at-risk teens at the Illinois Youth Commission while giving his time to many charitable organizations, including Relay For Life, Dance Marathon, Misericordia, Children's Heart Foundation, Be Positive Foundation, Project EXCITE, and the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association.

McKeown, also a team captain, has played a key role in the Northwestern women's basketball program's effort to raise autism awareness. She regularly participates in the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event at Soldier Field. She also interacts with local youths as part of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee's annual Field Day and assists with youth basketball clinics among other charitable endeavors.


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