GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG sophomores Kyle Randall and Heather Robb have been selected to attend the inaugural NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum at the Disney Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Fla., from Thursday to Sunday.
“This is a great opportunity for our student-athletes to explore their leadership capabilities in a great environment with more than 400 of their peers,” said Kwadjo Steele, UNCG’s assistant director of athletics for student welfare. “Kyle and Heather were highly recommended by their respective coaches and will be outstanding future leaders amongst our student-athletes. Kyle has made an extra commitment in the middle of men’s basketball’s practice season, and we’re extremely grateful.”
The Leadership Forum is a combination of the NCAA Division I, II and III Leadership Conferences, which were conducted separately since their inception in 2002. The Leadership Forum will rotate annually through the four regions of the country, starting with Region 2, in which UNCG resides.
The mission of the forum, according to the NCAA, is to “engage a diverse and dynamic representation of student-athletes, coaches, faculty and administrators and provide pertinent and customized sessions that will enhance personal awareness and leadership skills needed to impact student-athlete development at the campus and conference level, and beyond the collegiate realm.”
Randall, a guard on the men’s basketball team, started 28 of UNCG’s 31 games last year and was a Southern Conference All-Freshman selection. The Youngstown, Ohio, native was second on the team in scoring, averaging 9.5 points per game, and led the team with 2.6 assists per game.
Robb started 52 of the softball team’s 57 games, all at second base. The Apex, N.C., native hit four home runs, fourth-most on the team, and had 11 RBI. She was also second on the team with six stolen bases and scored 20 runs for the Spartans, who turned in a winning SoCon record for the first time since 2003 and reached the league tournament title game for the first time in school history.
Both Randall and Robb are members of UNCG’s Student-Athletic Advisory Council.
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