On the morning of February 3, 2014, Ayanna Tweedy signed her acceptance papers as the new National Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Representative for the CIAA for the next three years.
For the past year and a half, she has served under the leadership of her advisor, Coach Michelle Latimer, as secretary and president for the SAAC committee on Bowie State’s campus and wanted to take her leadership to another level. By being elected into this position, one of her main goals that she hopes to achieve is to create different avenues for student-athletes that will increase graduation rates and be able to focus on career settings.
“Having an idea of what career you would like to seek before you graduate is the first step into knowing how to you will reach your goal,” stated Tweedy.
Having a plan B is very valuable for student-athletes to obtain, especially when everyone does not make it to the professional level. Tweedy stated that “Your first mission while being in college is to receive your degree and the second one is to focus on a career; these two items will allow you to stay focused and be successful.”
To read the entire story, see the March 13 edition of The Central Virginian.