UAPB Athletics Celebrates National Student-Athlete Week

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The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Department of Athletics is actively participating in the national celebration of student-athletes nationwide with a series of events on National Student-Athlete Week.

The official National Student-Athlete Day is Saturday, April 6. The day recognizes the accomplishments of student-athletes who excel in the classroom, on the playing fields and who give back to their community through service projects.

The UAPB Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) comprised of student representatives from all 16 Golden Lion athletics teams have planned a week of activities to celebrate. National Student-Athlete Day is generally recognized April 6 nationwide, but can be celebrated throughout the months of March and April at NCAA Colleges and Universities. The day recognizes the accomplishments of student-athletes who excel in the classroom, on the playing fields and who give back to their community through service projects.

National Student-Athlete Day was created by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS), recently renamed the Institute for Sport and Social Justice, with partnership from the NCAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations. NCAA involvement began in 1994.

Below is the UAPB SAAC Schedule of Events for the week:

Tuesday April 2, 2019
Student-Athlete Day of Service 
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.                         Team Campus Beautification                  
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.                       Cafeteria Clean Up Services      

Wednesday April 3, 2019
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.                         Southwood Elementary School

Friday April 5, 2019
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                 Student-Athlete Ice Cream Social at Simmons Bank Field

Saturday April 6, 2019
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                 National Student-Athlete Day – Pre-Softball / Baseball Game Tailgating