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Muff On Allstate Good Works Nomination List

Posted on 09 December 2014 by admin

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RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky senior Deverin Muff is a nominee for the 2015 Allstate Good Works Team®, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Allstate Insurance Company announced last week.

This prestigious community service award recognizes a distinguished group of student-athletes who have demonstrated a commitment to enriching the lives of others and contributing to the greater good in their communities. The NABC Allstate Good Works Team® will be announced in February.

Muff, a native of Strongsville, Ohio, has played in six of EKU’s seven games this season and started on Sunday at No. 1 Kentucky. He’s second on the team with four blocks. Muff had two points, a season-high five rebounds and a steal against the top-ranked Wildcats.

Muff has participated in a number of community service events, including Shriners Hospital field day (four years), Colonel Basketball Reading Program (four years), Special Olympics, Kids’ Fest and Day of Hope (two years helping bring in toiletries). Muff participates in Athletes in Action, visiting students at Kentucky State University, the University of Kentucky and Xenia, Ohio.

Muff completed his undergraduate degree in public relations in May 2014 and is now working on a graduate degree in sport administration. In addition to playing Division I collegiate basketball and earning his degree, Deverin has written articles for two newspapers, the EKU Progress and the Richmond Register.

For the third year, the Allstate NABC Good Works Teams® helps spotlight the off-the-court good works and service to others that often goes unnoticed and unrewarded. From creating organizations benefitting at-risk youth to volunteering overseas to help impoverished communities, there are countless remarkable stories of service among this year’s group of nominees. As full-time students and athletes, these players choose to dedicate their limited free time to improving the lives of those around them.

“The accomplishments of student-athletes extend far beyond successes achieved on the court, and Allstate is proud to recognize this exceptional group of young men and women for the positive impact they are making in their communities,” said Pam Hollander, vice president of marketing for Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2015 NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® selection panels. “Their stories of powerful and selfless acts, shared by SIDs and coaches across the nation, represent the best of collegiate student-athletes and serve as an inspiration to us all.”

From the 158 NABC nominees, a distinguished voting panel 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. Former Duke University student-athlete, two-time NCAA champion and seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill will headline the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® voting panel.

Members of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® will be invited by Allstate to the 2015 NABC Convention and 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Indianapolis, where they will participate in a community project in the city. More information about the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® is available at www.nabc.org.

The Colonels will play at IUPUI on Saturday. Tip-off in Indianapolis is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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Eric Stutz & Deverin Muff Chosen To NABC Honors Court

Posted on 24 July 2014 by admin

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RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball players Eric Stutz and Deverin Muff were selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2013-14 Honors Court, which recognizes men’s basketball players that excelled in academics during the past season.

In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications are as follows: academically a junior or senior, cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year and students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.

Stutz, a 6-foot-8 forward from Newburgh, Indiana averaged 8.6 points and a team-best 4.6 rebounds per game as a junior during the 2013-14 season. Muff, a 6-foot-8 forward from Strongsville, Ohio appeared in 29 of the team’s 34 games as a junior in 2013-14.

Both players were recognized as Colonel Scholars (3.0 GPA) in 2013-14. Stutz also earned the Bratzke Award of Excellence (highest GPA on the team).

A record number of 895 student-athletes from 335 colleges and universities earned NABC Honors Court distinction.

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Deverin Muff A Nominee For Allstate Good Works Team

Posted on 10 December 2013 by admin

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RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky junior men’s basketball player Deverin Muff is a nominee for the 2014 Allstate Good Works Team®, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Allstate Insurance Company announced last week.

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. The NABC Allstate Good Works Team® will be announced in February.

The Colonels have the week off from game action during finals. EKU will play at No. 4 Wisconsin on Saturday at 1 p.m. The game will air live on ESPN3.

In its second year, the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® honors players at all levels of college basketball who represent the sport’s finest in the areas of leadership and charitable achievements amongst their peers. The student-athletes nominated for this award embody the true spirit of teamwork and giving back.

“Allstate is proud to recognize these two outstanding groups of men and women whose commitment to service and volunteerism demonstrate that ‘good works’ extend beyond the basketball court,” said Pam Hollander, senior director of marketing for Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2014 NABC Good Works Team® selection panel. “Each of the nominees serves as a role model and inspiration to future generations seeking ways to give back, and another reason to celebrate the good happening in our communities.”

While jump shots and rebounds earn recognition on the hardwood, the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® help tell the stories of good taking place off the court that often go unnoticed. The 2014 nominees uphold impressive service resumes detailing unique and inspiring stories of servitude. From volunteering with sick and underprivileged children to lobbying state legislature for new laws that could help save lives, this exceptional group of young men and women demonstrate the positive impact student-athletes can have on and off the court.

From the 117 NABC nominees, a special voting panel 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. Former Duke University student-athlete, two-time NCAA champion and seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill will headline the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® voting panel.

Members of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® will be invited by Allstate to the 2014 NABC Convention and 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Dallas, where they will participate in a community project in the city. More information about the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® is available at www.nabc.org.

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