INDIANAPOLIS – Gonzaga University guard Drew Barham is one of 201 nominees for the 2014 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams®, the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and Allstate Insurance Company announced Tuesday.
The award, in its second year, recognizes women’s and men’s college basketball players who have made significant community contributions through volunteerism and civic service.
Barham, who earned a bachelor’s degree in sport and leisure management from University of Memphis before transferring to Gonzaga last season, is on track to graduate from Gonzaga’s Master in Organizational Leadership program in May (2014). At Memphis he received the Conference USA Academic Medal twice (2010 and 2011) and was twice named to the conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll (2010 and 2011).
Barham worked with St. Jude in his hometown of Memphis, Hoops for Heart at local middle schools and participated in a middle school youth group at Life Center Church in Spokane and Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis. He also coached a youth summer team called Damron Elite, was involved in Toys for Tots in Memphis and volunteered at Shepard’s Haven Special Needs Camp and worked with their Special Olympics. He was part of a Clean Memphis campaign, spending weekends painting over graffiti.
A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Barham has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and has been active in Camp Good Times as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer program. He has made three mission/athletic trips with Athletes in Action to China, Germany and Poland, and Lithuania and Latvia.
Special voting panels will select two 10-member teams comprised of five Division I student-athletes and five student-athletes from Divisions II, III and the NAIA.