Dec. 3, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS – Georgia Tech’s women’s basketball sophomore Kaela Davis is nominated for the 2015 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team for demonstrating her commitment to enriching the lives of others and contributing to the greater good in her community.
College sports information directors and basketball coaches across the country nominated players who exhibit exceptional leadership skills and an unwavering commitment to volunteerism. 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.
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.
Davis has initiated a relationship with the St. Jude Foundation and serves as the campus leader for Georgia Tech to build a partnership between the school and St. Jude’s. This involves establishing an executive board of 10-12 students at Georgia Tech, facilitating campus meetings to generate interest in community service activities with St. Jude’s, and organizing a fundraiser for St. Jude’s entitled “Up Til Dawn.”
Davis also participates in many team community service initiatives including trips to the Ronald McDonald House, collecting toys and monetary donations for the annual Michael Isenhour Toy Drive, volunteering and visiting schools with the Jacket to Jacket Reading Program, participating in the Atlanta Girls on the Run program which includes making visits to schools and volunteering at events, and cheering on participants in events like the Atlanta 2 Day Walk for Breast Cancer and the 2014 Atlanta Alzheimer’s Walk.
Davis has been named a captain of the Yellow Jackets as both a freshman and sophomore. Davis is also a leader off the court, serving as one of women’s basketball’s representatives on the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board.
The Suwannee, Ga. native currently leads the Yellow Jackets with an average of 18.3 points per game. Davis is currently on a 20-game double-figure scoring streak. She has scored in double figures in 37 games of her 40-game career. She has 18 career 20 point games, including four this season. She was named to the 2014 Preseason All-ACC Team by both the media and coaches. Most recently, Davis was named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 30.
Davis and the Yellow Jackets travel to Michigan State on Thursday to face the Spartans at 7 p.m. in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.