For the past several months, the student-athletes at Winona State University have been participating in the NCAA® Team Works™ Challenge. The Warriors women’s golf and women’s tennis teams have each earned spots in the March Madness-style competition bracket that puts 64 Division I, II and III teams head-to-head to see which team can have the greatest community impact.
This community service challenge is run by the NCAA and Helper Helper, a student-athlete led community engagement platform.
Since the beginning of this year, the women’s golf team has participated in 201 hours of community service. During that same period, student-athletes on the women’s tennis team have done 175 hours of service spread across nine different events.
The annual Warriors Got Talent event raised nearly $1,100 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation last month. Winona State’s Zombie Crawl was recognized earlier this year as a finalist for the 2018 NCAA DII Award of Excellence. These initiatives are among many performed by various teams on campus and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) as a whole to give back to the Winona community.
Winona State University Athletics in its entirety has been ranked in the top 20 of the NCAA® Team Works™ Challenge for eight straight weeks. WSU teams have volunteered with 10 different organizations – with 187 hours for Make-A-Wish.