Pentaudi Nominated for Good Works Team
INDIANAPOLIS – Senior guard Christina Pentaudi (Dayton, Ohio) has been named a nominee for the 2014 Allstate WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams. 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.
Pentaudi is an active member of the campus community. She represents the women's basketball team on SAAC, helping coordinate the organization's efforts with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She is a member of ODU's President's Society, a group of students that represent the university at major functions, and is involved in Athletes in Action.
Pentaudi also participates in the team's community outreach efforts, which include work with the LifeCare Alliance, a not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive health and nutrition services to older adults and individuals with chronic illnesses and disabilities in Central Ohio. The team also works with the Salvation Army.
In the classroom, Pentaudi is a two-time GLIAC Academic Excellence recipient and helped the women's basketball team achieve a 3.69 GPA, the highest GPA of any program in the country.
A total of 202 men's and women's college basketball players across all levels were nominated for the Good Works Teams. Special 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.