SLIAC Welcomes Student-Athletes at Symposium

SLIAC Welcomes Student-Athletes at Symposium

The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference recently held a symposium, welcoming student-athletes from around the conference as a way of preparing them to move from the playing field to the professional world.

During the day long event, on November 14, speakers discussed personal branding, using social media as a professional, community engagement, leveraging athletic experiences for professional opportunities, and meeting and meal etiquette.

The idea of the symposium came from discussion between SLIAC Commissioner Angie Morenz and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee; and was paid for by a grant through the NCAA.  The symposium was open to junior and senior student-athletes from each conference member school and allowed for up to seven student-athletes and one staff member from each school to attend. In total members from four different member institutions took advantage of the symposium.

The SLIAC would like to thank all of those who attended as well as the speakers for the day which included: Laura Beaver, Fontbonne University; Luke Elders, Edward Jones; Anne Godman, MacMurray College; Andy Hannigan, The Hannigan Team Realty; Meg Langland, Westminster College; Amanda Lucas, Spalding University; Angie Morenz, SLIAC.

The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is an NCAA Division III athletic conference with ten members across four states. Members are: Blackburn College, Carlinville, Ill.; Eureka College, Eureka, Ill.; Fontbonne University, St. Louis, Mo.; Greenville College, Greenville, Ill.; Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa; MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Ill.; Principia College, Elsah, Ill.; Spalding University, Louisville, Ky.; Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.; and Westminster College, Fulton, Mo.

SLIAC institutions provide student-athletes the opportunity to compete on an equal and competitive level, thus permitting the student-athletes the opportunity to compete for conference, regional and national championships. Team championships are contested in women's cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball and tennis.  Men's championship sports are cross country, soccer, basketball, baseball, golf and tennis.
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