SU Represented at 2009 NCAA Conference
Women’s basketball player Samantha Jansson '10 and men’s golfer Mitch Mercer '10 represented Susquehanna University at the 2009 NCAA National Student-Athlete Development Conference May 24–27 at the Walt Disney World Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fla. The conference provided attending student-athletes with a forum to openly discuss issues that may affect them on their campuses and in their communities, while also providing them with the opportunity to enhance their leadership, communication, decision-making and problem-solving skills. It also promoted better communication among student-athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty and university stakeholders.
“[The conference] taught me so much about myself and how people see me as a leader. If I’m proactive in bringing all that I’ve learned back to Susquehanna, our campus will be that much stronger as a community,” says Jansson.
Mercer says the conference was a great way to meet other student-athletes. “I was amazed how much I learned about other schools, students and even myself.”
The contributing writer to Scoreboard is Robert Edward Healy III, director of athletics communications.