CNU Student-Athletes Take Part in NCAA Huddle at Old Dominion
NORFOLK, Va. -- Last week, several Christopher Newport
University Captains were selected to take part in a special NCAA
Student-Athlete Huddle on the campus of Old Dominion University.
NCAA President Mark Emmert was in attendance to field questions
from the student-athlete representatives on a range of topics,
including Title IX and the Division III experience.
The open discussion event was held exclusively with student-athletes from the Hampton Roads area, including representatives from CNU, Hampton University, Norfolk State and Old Dominion. CNU senior Stephanie Green, junior Aaron Chrzaszcz and sophomore A.J. Elgin represented CNU with Interim Director of Athletics Jon Waters and Assistant Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator Carrie Gardner.
"I think I can speak for Aaron and A.J. when I say that we were honored to be a part of this opportunity and represent, CNU," said Green.
Questions ranged from "Who makes the rule changes in NCAA sports?" to "What is the NCAA doing to enforce and uphold Title IX?". Several questions were focused specifically on the Division III experience, including the decision to hold championship events across divisions and whether or not that might add or take away from the experience as a Division III student-athlete.
"It was amazing to hear straight from the President's mouth information pertaining to the ways in which rules are made, passed and what he envisions for the future of the NCAA," said Green. "It was neat to hear from the other student-athletes; we may all go to different schools, but at the end of the day we all share the same concerns."
Emmert also held a lecture later in the evening entitled "Are College Sports Broken?" in the Big Blue Room at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. The talk focused on challenges facing intercollegiate athletics and was a part of the President's Lecture Series hosted by ODU President John Broderick.
Release courtesy of the Christopher Newport sports information department.