Monday, October 3, 2022

Lunch Event to Examine ‘A Day in the Life of a Student-Athlete’ Today

Ole Miss Athletics will host a panel discussion on "A Day in the Life of a Student Athlete" Wednesday, October 14 at 11:30 a.m. Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will host a panel discussion on ‘A Day in the Life of a Student Athlete’ at noon Wednesday in The Grill at 1810. Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will host a panel discussion on ‘A Day in the Life of a Student Athlete’ at noon Wednesday in The Grill at 1810. Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics

Join the Ole Miss Department of Intercollegiate Athletics for a panel discussion Wednesday (Oct. 14) on “A Day in the Life of a Student-Athlete.”

The discussion begins at noon at The Grill at 1810. Lunch is available for purchase beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Student-athletes from the football, baseball, cross country and track and field teams will discuss their challenges and experiences in balancing academics and athletics.

The event is part of the university’s Common Reading Experience, to support the reading of “The Education of a Lifetime” by Chancellor Emeritus Robert Khayat. The discussion will include reflections on how Khayat’s decisions as chancellor influenced athletics.

Defensive back Mike Hilton, pitcher Matt Denny, distance runner Scarlett Fox and sprinter Shannon Ray will participate in the discussion, moderated by Derek Cowherd, senior associate athletics director for student-athlete development, and hosted by Melissa Dennis, outreach and instruction librarian. Lynnette Johnson, the university’s senior executive athletics director and senior women’s administrator, also will provide insights from an administrator’s perspective.

“This initiative is a great testament to the partnerships and great relationships that are being built on this campus to be good stewards of the university’s mission,” Cowherd said.


Story courtesy UM Communications

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