Student-Athlete Development Overview

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Student-Athlete Support Services is dedicated to the personal and professional growth of our student-athletes through the Student-Athlete Development program. It enhances the student-athlete experience in the areas of Community Services and Outreach, Career and Personal Development and Diversity and Leadership.  Each area is detailed in nature to meet the individual needs of each student-athlete. Additionally, Student-Athlete Development is charged with the coordination and execution of the Spartan Academic Excellence Gala each year.

Community Service and Outreach 

The Community Outreach program, Putting Athletes and Community Together (PACT), allows student-athletes to gain valuable experience, learn new skills and develop a sense of involvement that will stay with them throughout their life.

Personal and Career Development

The career development program is based on a three-part process that consists of career exploration, career development and career placement.

Diversity and Leadership Education

Diversity and Leadership Education is comprised of programming that focuses on and promotes diversity and inclusion while developing the leadership qualities essential for success during college and into professional life.

Academic Excellence Gala

This semi-formal event honors the accomplishments and successes of our student-athletes in the classroom and in the community. During the event, awards presented will honor student-athletes with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above, the top male and female graduating seniors, two outstanding freshmen/sophomores, the men’s and women’s teams with the highest GPA, outstanding community service and leadership, and multicultural leadership.

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    We had a great time reading at St. Thomas Aquinas today for March Is Reading Month pic.twitter.com/o65kmYqvr8
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    ATTN: All Student-Athletes are encouraged to attend the Alumni Meet & Greet tomorrow at 7PM hosted by @MSU_SASSMCP pic.twitter.com/8SQE8BtbJd
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    Another March is Reading Month in the books! Hiawatha Elem. was very excited to have @MSU_Football reading to them… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
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    Happy St. Patrick's Day and Happy March is Reading Month! Great time reading to 400 kids at Bennett Woods Elementar… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
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    Back from Spring Break and March Is Reading Month is in full effect! Great kickoff with Glencairn Elementary pic.twitter.com/KlWJVSjKIP
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