TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State swimmers Jacob Urbano and Carolina Nava were among 32 student-athletes representing the Atlantic Coast Conference member institutions at the ACC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee meeting, which was held in Charlotte, N.C. from July 21-23.
“I’m excited to see two outstanding young people put their team and their athletic department so high on their priority list,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “To have them serve in this capacity is fantastic.”
Student-athletes began the trip with a visit the Levine Children’s Hospital and participated in a bone marrow donor registry drive, which was in partnership with Project Life Movement.
Nava and Urbano were active in business sessions, where student-athletes discussed various NCAA legislative proposals and concepts including time demands on legislation, early recruiting and transfers. In addition, the meetings were used to share ideas of some of the best practices for campus SAAC and how to develop the ACC SAAC for 2017-18.
In addition, Monique Smith – the founder of Seeds of Empowerment, LLC and Mark Trumbo, who is a student-athlete engagement coordinator at Syracuse led the leadership portion of the event.
Finally, Nava and Urbano capped off the meeting with a trip to TopGolf and Carowinds Amusement Park on Saturday night.
“Attending the ACC SAAC Conference was a great experience and a tremendous opportunity given to me by FSU,” Urbano said. “We learned how the ACC is evolving, we met other SAAC reps and overall it was very inspiring. Our hope is that we can use what we learned in Charlotte to give back and impact our campus and community, which has given us so much.”
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