Nov. 30, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia women’s basketball senior Breyana Mason (Woodbridge, Va.) has been nominated for the 2017 Allstate WBCA Good Works Teams, the Women’s basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Allstate Insurance Company announced on Wednesday (Nov. 30).
The WBCA and NABC Good Works Team recognizes players at all levels of college basketball who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement. Mason is among a record 278 total nominees with 97 women’s basketball players and 181 men’s basketball players, including 64 from Division I, for this year’s teams.
Mason has been a leader on and off the court for the Cavaliers. During her time at UVA, she has consistently been involved in community service projects. Mason has spoken to school groups, worked with the Special Olympics and worked Habitat for Humanity builds.
A two-time member of the All-ACC Academic Team, the American Studies major was honored last year by the Virginia Athletics Department as the recipient of the Ralph Sampson Award, presented to the third-year student who best demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership and athletics. On the court this season, Mason is averaging 8.2 points per game while adding 18 assists and 11 steals.
Mason is one of seven student-athletes from the Atlantic Coast Conference among the nominees. The list will be narrowed down to two 10-member teams comprised of five student-athletes from the Division I level and five each from Divisions II, III and NAIA.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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