Alyssa Englert ’14, a member of the Hartford Hawks women’s basketball team, was one of only five Division I women players named to this year’s Allstate Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Good Works Team. She received her award during halftime of the NCAA Women's Basketball National Semi-Finals game between the University of Connecticut and Stanford University on Sunday, April 6, in Nashville.
She was featured on the FOX CT News broadcast on Sunday, April 6, at 10 p.m. Click here to see her interview.
Englert received the honor because of her countless hours of community service on campus and throughout our community. She was key in planning and executing the 2012 Walk for Weaver fundraiser that raised more than $45,000 for her former Hawk teammate Amanda Weaver to help in Weaver’s battle with cancer. Englert also has volunteered with the Tabor House, a shelter for homeless men living with HIV/AIDS, the Boys and Girls Clubs, the YMCA, and participated in the Hartford Breast Cancer Walk. She also mentors a child at the University of Hartford Magnet Elementary School.
Englert spent a busy four days at the Final Four, where she was also recognized at the WBCA Awards Show, attended an autograph signing at NCAA Tourney Town, participated in a community service event at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in partnership with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, and helped present a $10,000 donation to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to help further the organization's mission.
She and her family received complimentary tickets to the National Championship Game, in which UConn defeated Notre Dame.