National Student-Athlete Recognition Day

It's a day that honors the best student-athletes in the country. And, on that day, instead of just taking in the honor so richly deserved, the recipients of this award at the University of Nebraska will be out doing some of the things that helped them to get recognized for the award in the first place. The students are hitting the schools, talking about academics and its necessity for the future.

LINCOLN, Neb. – On the day they are to be honored, Husker student-athletes will be out in the community talking to local middle school and elementary students about the importance of academics and the role of student-athletes. Two groups of Nebraska student-athletes will visit Park Middle School and Goodrich Elementary School on Wednesday, April 6--National Student-Athlete Recognition Day.

At 10 a.m., group one will visit Park Middle School. They will be accompanied by Scott Cooper, an Assistant Husker Academic Counselor. This group made up of current Husker student-athletes from a variety of teams, will visit with middle school students and will relay to them the importance of working hard in school despite the hectic schedules and demands of a student-athlete. At 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., Assistant Athletic Director Keith Zimmer and a second group of student-athletes will talk to Goodrich Middle School students about the importance of working hard in school and the role of student-athletes.

Each year on National Student-Athlete Recognition Day, Husker athletes are out in the community, encouraging students to stay in school and to find good mentors.

Later this month, the annual School is Cool Week will take place. Approximately 50 Husker student-athletes will volunteer their time visiting 10 Lincoln elementary schools from April 25-29.

Nebraska student-athletes have made a habit of giving of their time in the community and in schools. Recently, Husker student-athletes were recognized for their efforts as they took home the fourth-annual National Consortium Award of Excellence for Degree Completion and Community Outreach.

If you would like more information on Huskers reaching out to the community or about either of these two events, please feel free to contact Keith Zimmer at 402-472-4616.


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