INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 3, 2014) - Caltech men's basketball junior Rob Anderson (Orono, Minn. / Orono) has been nominated for the 2015 Allstate National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Good Works Team.
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.
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 158 NABC nominees and 93 WBCA 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 NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® help 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 mechanical engineering and business, economics and management double major has been involved in a number of sustainable-energy projects since high school, when he led a team to design a 17' solar-powered boat for the 2012 Solar Splash Competition in Iowa. Upon his arrival at Caltech, he continued to follow his passion and immediately joined the 2013 DOE Solar Decathlon team as one of only a handful of freshmen. Combining those successful ventures with volunteer and leadership experiences he has gained, including earning his Eagle Scout rank in high school, cemented his interest in continuing research to find a long-term solution to the pending energy crisis to create a positive impact on society.