MILWAUKEE – Senior Holly Denfeld of the MSOE women's basketball team has been named a nominee for the 2017 Allstate-WBCA Good Works Team, the WBCA announced earlier this week.
The Good Works Team honors an outstanding group of student-athletes who represent the sport's finest in the areas of community service and leadership among their peers. Ten student-athletes will be selected by a panel and will include five Division I honorees and five from the remaining levels of college basketball.
Denfeld has been a standout in every phase of the student-athlete life, on the court, in the classroom, and in the community and was the 2016 Josten's Trophy recipient.
She is coming off NACC Player of the Year and All-America Honorable Mention honors last season, while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average as an architectural engineering and construction management major. This led her to being named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team.
Denfeld has continually found time to be active in the community. She has logged numerous hours with Habitat for Humanity, Milwaukee Empty Bowls, Kayla's Crew, Sam's Hope, as well as with the Milwaukee Heart Walk and Walk for Diabetes. She's also been a student leader with the MSOE Student-Athlete Advisory Council and on campus.
Denfeld led the conference in scoring at 19.7 points per game last season, three points better than any other player, as well as field goal percentage with a school-record 58.4 percent shooting from the field. She also grabbed 9.7 rebounds per game and posted 12 double-doubles. Through three games this season, the Edgar, Wisconsin, native is averaging 18.7 points and 11.3 rebounds per game with a pair of double-doubles.
Members of the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® will be recognized during the 2017 WBCA Convention and at the 2017 NCAA Women's Final Four® in Dallas, and will also participate in a volunteer project in the local community.