MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama State Athletic Department will join with the NCAA to celebrate National Student Athlete Day on Monday, April 25.

Alabama State student athletes will mark the occasion by giving back to the community, providing skills instruction to 4th grade Highland Elementary students Monday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Hornet Stadium and Lockhart Gym.

“We are proud to participate with the NCAA in this outstanding endeavor,” Alabama State Athletic Director Stacy Danley said, himself being a former student athlete. “Our student athletes are at the core of everything we do, and we are pleased to recognize them as they give back in this worthwhile community service project.”

National Student-Athlete Day recognizes the accomplishments of student-athletes nationwide who excel in the classroom, on the playing fields and in their communities. National Student-Athlete Day was created by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) and the Northeastern University Center for the Study of Sport in Society, with partnership from the NCAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations. NCAA involvement began in 1994.

On Tuesday night, April 26, in the Dunn-Oliver Acadome, Alabama State student athletes will be celebrated for their on-field accomplishments in the annual Awards Banquet.

Among the highlights of the year to this point are regular season conference titles won in women’s indoor track and field and women’s golf, a conference tournament title and NCAA Tournament berth in men’s basketball, and a division championship in football.


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