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Five LSU Student-Athletes To Take Part In SEC Meetings

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BATON ROUGE – Five LSU student-athletes will join representatives from throughout the league at a joint meeting of the SEC Student-Athlete Leadership Councils and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Friday and Saturday at league headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama.

Representing LSU at the meetings are: Braden Nyboer (swimming and diving), Milan Stokes (volleyball), Jaelyn Richard-Harris (women’s basketball), Skylar Mays (men’s basketball) and, Blake Ferguson (football).

This marks the third joint meeting of these groups since they were introduced in 2016. Leadership councils for the sports of football and men’s and women’s basketball were created to provide student-athletes with additional opportunities to engage with campus leaders and conference office staff.

The two-day meeting will begin with an open discussion with SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey on Friday followed by a presentation on leadership and perseverance by Thaddeus Bullard, WWE’s Titus O’Neil. Dr. Rob Bell, certified sports psychologist and SEC alum will meet with the group on Saturday, and the six Leadership Council chairs and vice chairs will provide an update from SEC Spring Meetings. These six student-athletes participated in various meetings and provided institutional leaders feedback on the student-athlete experience and offered input on proposed SEC and NCAA legislation at the Conference’s annual meetings earlier this year.

In other agenda items, SEC Assistant Commissioner Matt Boyer will discuss SEC & NCAA approved legislation for the 2019-20 academic year, and SAAC representatives will present programming ideas from their respective campuses. The meeting will conclude on Saturday with a session on career development with best-selling author Will Baggett and a review of SEC & NCAA scholarship and personal development opportunities with SEC Director of Student-Athlete Engagement Misty Brown.

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