December 4, 2014 - by
Bingley Named Good Works Team Nominee

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Seminoles.com) – Florida State Women’s Basketball junior guard Emiah Bingley has been nominated for the 2015 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Good Works Team, announced today by the WBCA and Allstate Insurance Company.

The prestigious community service award 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. 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.

“Emiah’s service to our community represents the heart of Florida State Women’s Basketball,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “We ask our players to give everything they have on the court, but we don’t stop there. Off the court they are very generous with the time they give in community service. Emiah represents our culture as a hard-working student-athlete who makes an impact on and off the court.”

Bingley has devoted many hours toward enriching the lives of others since she came to Florida State two years ago. She has spent time conducting skill sessions for aspiring youth basketball players, visiting the Ronald McDonald House, attending holiday festivities in the community, educating children at various community centers, cheering on participants at races and much more. Bingley and her teammates have made themselves visible figures in the Big Bend area.

The Kansas City native is one of FSU’s best on-ball defenders and a vital part of the team coming off the bench. In FSU’s second game of the season against Bethune-Cookman, Bingley gave the Noles an enormous first-half spark and finished with 17 points and three steals. This year she is averaging 4.6 points through the team’s first eight games and has drained six 3-pointers.

For the third year, 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.

“The Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® is a prominent award that honors those student-athletes who serve the community,” said Danielle Donehew, executive director of the WBCA. “We celebrate the commitment these 93 nominees have made to their respective communities and we are grateful to Allstate for recognizing these individuals for their exceptional efforts.”

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.

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WBCA NOMINEES

NCAA Division I

Arizona State University – Sophie Brunner

Bradley University – Fantasia Vine

Campbell University – Juli Osborne

Colgate University – Carole Harris

College of the Holy Cross – Raquel Scott

College of William & Mary – Kyla Kerstetter

Columbia University – Devon Roeper

Drake University – Kyndal Clark

Duke University – Elizabeth Williams

East Carolina University – Abria Trice

Florida State University – Emiah Bingley

Georgetown University – Ki-Ke Rafiu

Georgia Institute of Technology – Kaela Davis

Harvard University – AnnMarie Healy

Manhattan College – Jacqui Thompson

Marist College – Maggie Gallagher

Mississippi State University – Savannah Carter

North Carolina State University – Ashley Eli

Northwestern University – Alex Cohen

Oakland University – Elena Popkey

Penn State University – Tori Waldner

Pepperdine University – Bria Richardson

Quinnipiac University – Jasmine Martin

Rice University – Christal Porter

Rider University – Marritta Gillcrease

Saint Louis University – Desirae Ball

Seattle University – Renee Dillard-Brown

South Dakota State University – Megan Stuart

St. Francis College – Sarah Benedetti

Stephen F. Austin State University – Brittney Matthew

Stony Brook University – Brittany Snow

Texas Tech University – Minta Spears

Tulane University – Jamie Kaplan

University of Alabama – Nikki Hegstetter

University of Colorado – Jasmine Sborov

University of Delaware – Stephanie Leon

University of Denver – Theresa Wirth

University of Florida – Kayla Lewis

University of Iowa – Kali Peschel

University of Kentucky – Bria Goss

University of Maine – Elizabeth Wood

University of Maryland, Baltimore County – Pandora Wilson

University of Michigan – Nicole Elmblad

University of Nevada – Julia Shelbourn

University of New Mexico – Antiesha Brown

University of Pittsburgh – Brianna Kiesel

University of South Carolina – Elem Ibiam

University of Tennessee – Cierra Burdick

University of Toledo – Sophie Reecher

University of Utah – Danielle Rodriguez

University of Virginia – Sarah Beth Barnette

University of Wisconsin – Michala Johnson

Vanderbilt University – Kendall Shaw

West Virginia University – Averee Fields

Western Kentucky University – Alexis Govan

Wichita State University – Alex Harden

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