Special Olympics Spotlight Winner - April
Lycoming College to host training camp for Special Olympics Pennsylvania Athletes. Lycoming College is the April Special Olympics Spotlight poll winner after hosting a training camp for Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes preparing for the Special Olympics USA Games. A total of 206 athletes and unified partners from across the state trained for a variety of sports, including aquatics, athletics, basketball, bocce, bowling, golf, gymnastics, powerlifting, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.
Diversity Spotlight Recipient - April
The Randolph-Macon College’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is the recipient of the April Division III Diversity Spotlight Initiative. These student-athletes are committed to ensuring that student-athletes are role models on campus and in the community in addition to being leaders and advocates for all students. Over the past year, there has been a positive shift in the way topics of diversity are approached on the Randolph-Macon campus. This shift arguably gained momentum when one of the men’s basketball student-athletes recently came out and identified as gay to the Macon community and was interviewed by Out Sports. After this interview, the Randolph-Macon SAAC wanted to find a platform to make their voice even louder and to show the campus and community that student-athletes are proud of their diverse identities and cultures. The result was a video written by students advocating for all forms of diversity. Click here for the full story.