Katelyn Fischer Nominated for 2014 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team
Indianapolis, Ind. – Marymount University women’s basketball senior Katelyn Fischer was named one of the 84 nominees for the 2014 WBCA Allstate Good Works Team, as announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Tuesday. 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.
A standout on the court and in the classroom, Fischer is a two-time WBCA All-American, back-to-back Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a Fist Team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American. What makes her standout even further from the pack is her diligent work in the community as well.
During her time at Marymount, Fischer has spearheaded numerous community service projects with the Saints. She organized “Operation Sock it to Me”, an initiative to help the homeless over the winter holidays by collecting necessity goods to create care packages to be distributed across Arlington County.
Fischer also planned a Walk-A-Thon to Support St. Jude Children’s Hospital in honor of the passing of the sister of former high school teammate. The event, and subsequent donations, has exceeded the $7,000 mark, more than $2,000 more than the in initial goal.
Also active in the on-campus community, Fischer is active with Marymount’s annual Special Olympics Basketball Tournament and serves as a peer tutor in the university’s Center for Teaching and Learning.
A special voting panel 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 headline the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team voting panel. The final roster of award recipients will be unveiled in February.