Ferguson to Represent SEC at NCAA Convention
Assoc. Athletic Director/Communications
BATON ROUGE – LSU long snapper Blake Ferguson has been selected to represent the Southeastern Conference at the NCAA Convention in Orlando on January 23-26.
Ferguson, who recently completed his third season as the starting long snapper for the Tigers, is one of three representatives from SEC schools. He will be joined by Khristian Carr, a former member of the Mississippi State volleyball team and Haley Lorenzen, a former member of the Florida women’s basketball team.
The three student-athletes will represent the SEC as part of the Autonomy Conferences’ (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12, SEC) efforts to engage and empower student-athletes by giving them both a voice and vote within a transparent decision-making process.
The autonomy governance model grants flexibility to schools in the Atlantic Coast, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and Southeastern conferences to change specified rules within Division I. The legislative process for these 65 schools includes three student-athlete representatives from each conference who will vote on rule changes. Voting on autonomy issues includes 15 total student-athletes (three from each of the Autonomy Conferences) who, collectively, will cast votes in greater number than four of the five Autonomy Conferences.
Ferguson, from Buford, Ga., serves as the Chair of the SEC Football Leadership Council and is a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Ferguson graduated in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration. He was named winner of the 2018 David Binn Award, which recognizes the nation’s best long snapper.
Carr, Ferguson and Lorenzen will vote on a total of 11 NCAA Autonomy proposals leading up to and during the NCAA Convention.