MILWAUKEE – Senior Holly Denfeld of the MSOE women's basketball team has been named to the 2017 Allstate-WBCA Good Works Team, the WBCA announced today.
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 also a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American First-Team selection.
"I was just thrilled to hear Holly was chosen as a member of the 2017 WBCA Allstate Good Works Team," head coach Katie Nelson. "Her incredible academic and athletic achievements are only overshadowed by her volunteerism and desire to serve others. She is much deserving of this honor and all of us here at MSOE are so proud of her."
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 were selected by a panel and include five Division I honorees and five from the remaining levels of college basketball.
Denfeld has continued to shine on the court this season, averaging 18.7 points and 11.0 rebounds per game while shooting 56.3 percent from the field this season. She's posted 14 double-doubles and scored 20-or-more points 10 times. She sits third in the league in scoring, first in rebounding, and second in field goal percentage.
Despite her dedication as a student-athlete, 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.
The 2016-17 season has been full of career milestones for Denfeld, who is putting the cap on an outstanding career. She most recently became the second Raider to 1,000 rebounds and is closing in on becoming the program's all-time leading scorer. After surpassing 1,500 career points early in the season, she enters the week with 1,713 career points. That figure trails only the 1,790 points scored by Catherine Chappell from 2003-07.
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.