Steven Weidlich Named to the 2017 Allstate Good Works Team

Steven Weidlich earns the Allstate Good Works Team honors. He is one of five in the country to be selected.
Steven Weidlich earns the Allstate Good Works Team honors. He is one of five in the country to be selected.

Susquehanna University senior Steven Weidlich has been selected as one of the five winners of the 2017 Allstate Good Works Team for NCAA Division II, III and NAIA Men's Basketball players.

The Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams are each comprised of 10 student-athletes – five from NCAA® Division I, and five from NCAA Divisions II, III and the NAIA. This year, sports information directors and coaches at colleges and universities across the country submitted a record 278 nominations, and in December 2016, 181 nominees from the NABC and 97 nominees from the WBCA were announced.
 
Weidlich leads the River Hawks and the Landmark Conference in scoring with 21.0 points per game and is also among the team leaders in rebounds, assists, steals and shooting percentage. The senior finance major maintains a grade point average of better than 3.6 and has been a team leader in the community.
 
He has been involved in several community service efforts with the team over the last four seasons. Steven helps those less fortunate via food drives, working in soup kitchens, accompanying those with mental disabilities to Catholic Mass weekly and reading to elementary students. This past summer he started a campaign to raise awareness around the community and campus regarding throat cancer, after head coach Frank Marcinek was diagnosed last spring. Weidlich raised money to be donated to the Throat Cancer Foundation, through the sales of bracelets.

The nominees were narrowed down to the final 20 players by voting panels led by former Duke University guard, two-time NCAA champion and seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill and former Notre Dame star, three-time NCAA All-American and two-time WNBA All-Star Skylar Diggins of the Dallas Wings. Both Hill and Diggins are making positive contributions that extend far beyond the basketball court, dedicating their time to various philanthropic initiatives, including teaching youth the importance of nutrition and physical activity. Each panel is comprised of a select group of former and current college basketball coaches and players as well as various members of the media.