Mission trips open the eyes of Senior CLASS Award candidates

by Taylor T. Bern September 26, 2011 in Volleyball

When Sarah Havel first traveled to Honduras in 2010, she had a simple goal.

“I went in expecting to bring a smile to people’s faces,” said Havel, a senior middle blocker at College of Charleston.

What she didn’t expect was for the experience to change the way she approached life as a student-athlete. Havel is one of many candidates for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award who have contributed to communities across the globe and taken the lessons back to their campus and their… Continue Reading

Student-athlete advisory committees are a great way for Senior CLASS Award candidates to be involved

by Laurie Bollig September 12, 2011 in Women’s Soccer

Being involved on campus when you are a student-athlete can be a bit tricky. With precious little free time after classes, practices, travel and games, today’s college athletes have to be choosy when they select the extracurricular activities in which they want to be involved.

Since the inception of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at the NCAA level and later at the campus and conference levels, involvement on this committee allows student-athletes to combine their interest… Continue Reading