Billy Turner, NDSU football offensive tackle, was nominated for the Allstate Insurance Co. and American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team. The 22-member team will be announced in September.
The contributions to Turners nomination include volunteering in Fargos Big Brothers Big Sisters program, participating in Madison Elementary activities, supervising children in YMCA-sponsored programs and volunteering at homeless shelters. A sports and recreation leadership major from Shoreview, Minn., he is looking to join seven other Bison players who have been named to the team.
The award was established in 1992 to recognize the extra effort, character and leadership shown by college football players and student support staff in their communities.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.