Indianapolis, Ind. - November 30, 2016 - Springfield College junior Brandon Eckles (East Greenwich, R.I.) was announced as a nominee for the 2017 Allstate National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Good Works Teams®. This esteemed award honors an outstanding group of student-athletes who represent the sport's finest in the areas of community service and leadership among their peers.
The Allstate NABC Good Works Team® recognizes players at all levels of college basketball whose charitable involvement and altruistic acts stand out amongst all other student-athletes participating in the sport.
Eckles, who currently majoring in Communications/Sports Journalism, has been continuously active in the community since arriving on campus. He has spent time volunteering at the Gray House in downtown Springfield, an establishment that encourages neighbors in transition to achieve a more stable, safe, productive, and spiritually satisfying life through education and community service. Additionally, he's been a leader in the men's basketball team's Pride Literacy Awards Program, designed to promoted literacy in grades 1 through 3 at various elementary schools throughout the area. On campus, Eckles is a member of the Executive Board for New Student Orientation, and is writes for the Springfield Student newspaper.
Athletic departments and sports information directors across the country nominated the 181 NABC student-athletes for the prestigious honor, with Eckles being one of only 70 from the NCAA Division II, III, and NAIA levels. A 10-member team, comprised of five student-athletes from the NCAA Division I level and five student-athletes from Divisions II, III and the NAIA, will be unveiled in February.