Dec. 22, 2006
Tallahassee, Fla. - Florida State track and field's Kandia Batchelor was announced as a finalist for the Coach Wooden Cup award presented by the Athletes for a Better World.
Athletes for a Better World (ABW) promote the use of sports to develop character, teamwork, and citizenship. The Coach Wooden Cup is presented to one intercollegiate and one professional athlete who best exhibits the attributes ABW believe are central to developing individuals, sport, and society.
Batchelor, a junior on the women's team, was nominated by Coach Jackie Richards for her contributions on and off the track. Kandia has been involved with various community services organizations including the Boys and Girls Club of the Big Bend, American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, and has worked with the Salvation Army's "Adopt-a-Family" Project during the holidays.
Kandia has also exhibited leadership skills as a sprinter for Florida State and as such was chosen to receive the Femina Perfecta Award by her teammates. This award is given to the "complete woman" who possesses the traits of strength, knowledge and tradition.
All of the finalists of the Coach Wooden Cup are invited to Atlanta, GA from January 24-26 for a reception and special programs designed for the athletes.
For more information on Athletes for a Better World or the Coach Wooden Cup, visit www.aforbw.org/johnwooden/index.asp.