WASHINGTON, D.C. – Georgia College Basketball alum Shanteona Keys will serve as the moderator for a panel at the annual College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) Convention Thursday, June 28.
Leading a discussion on "The Student-Athlete Perspective as it has Evolved," the panel is co-sponsored by the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, of which Keys was recently added as a member.
Joining Keys on the panel will be four current student-athletes representing each of the NCAA's three Divisions as well as the NAIA. They serve as members of the national Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) of which Keys was a member during her career at Georgia College.
Also on the committee are former Major League Baseball player Mike Lowell, former National Football League player Jason Hanson and Dr. Harry Edwards, a sociologist and civil rights activist that is one of the nation's leaders in discussing the experiences of African-American athletes.
The panel is set for Thursday, June 28 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
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