Wabash College athletics administrative staff members Ayanna Tweedy and Samantha Current have been selected to attend the 2020-2021 NCAA Leadership Academy Workshop.
The academy provides a year-long educational experience where trained leadership programming experts will empower participants with the knowledge and plan to build a substantial leadership development program on their campus. The first of three modules starts this week and runs through November 9. Additional modules will take place January 25 through February 15 and March 22 to April 12.
“Ayanna and Samantha provide great leadership in our scholar-athlete programming, and acceptance and participation in the NCAA Leadership Academy will further elevate our student development efforts,” Wabash Director of Athletics and Campus Wellness Matt Tanney said. “They’re a great team and well suited to represent Wabash in this program.”
Tweedy is in her first year as associate athletics director at Wabash. Current is in her second year as compliance and business coordinator for the athletics department. The duo joins 34 other representatives from Division I, II, and III institutions in the 2020-21 NCAA Leadership Academy Workshop cohort.
“I am blessed and eager to be a part of this program,” Tweedy said. “I hope to gain the necessary knowledge and tools to enhance our student athlete and staff leadership programs. The power-pack duo that Samantha and I will bring will be transformative. I appreciate the NCAA Leadership Academy for allowing us to be a part of this wonderful cohort.”
“I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to learn more about leadership development and how to best engage our student-athletes,” Current added. “Alongside Ayanna, I’m excited to implement all that we will learn and enhance our leadership programming to suit the needs of our students.”
The 17 institutions selected along with Wabash to participate in the 2020-21 Leadership Academy Workshop are American College International, Bates College, Bethune-Cookman University, Franklin & Marshall College, King’s College, Morgan State University, Pepperdine University, Providence College, Rutgers University, Saint Michel’s College, San Jose State University, Savannah State University, the University of Kansas, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Washington State University, West Chester University, and Willamette University.