Student-athletes attending leadership forum in Baltimore

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Student-athletes Nikki Bukovsky ’17 and Jonathan Lynch ’18 are attending a four-day leadership forum in Baltimore, Maryland sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Both are returning members of the Seahawks’ 2016 conference championship teams in softball and baseball, respectively.

“We will engage with other student-athletes, coaches, faculty and administrators, and then bring that experience back to our campus to not only share with our teams, but the entire athletic community,” Bukovsky said.

Lynch volunteers as a public address announcer and broadcaster at various Seahawk sporting events during the fall and winter. “It’s great energizing our fellow athletes in all sports,” he said.

NCAA leadership development provides education and training for college athletes, coaches and administrators to assist with the transition to life after college sports, to foster the growth of the next generation of leaders and to encourage athletics administrators to translate lessons learned through competition.

Student-athletes identify values, build character and examine the role college athletics plays in higher education. They return to campus with invaluable leadership skills; a thorough understanding of the differences between NCAA divisions as well as campus, conference office and national office responsibilities; and an expanded peer network.

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