Storm athletes honored on National STUDENT-Athlete Day
April 6 marks the 22nd celebration of National STUDENT-Athlete Day as developed by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) and as co-presented with The NCAA, The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society.
This year, Lake Erie College is recognizing four members of its College community who have achieved excellence in academics and athletics, while having made significant contributions to their school and community. Those student-athletes being recognized are junior soccer player Emma Hoskins (Fairfield, Ohio/McAuley), sophomore volleyball player Rachel Riley (Galloway, Ohio/Westland) and sophomore women's basketball players Rachel Nypaver (Parma Heights, Ohio/Valley Forge) and Sandi Nypaver (Parma Heights, Ohio/Valley Forge).
Sandi Nypaver is a two-year member of the women's basketball team. She is the co-founder of the Lake Erie College Students Making a Difference organization and is the co-president. She is a member of Students Making a Difference and has worked with Harbor Light Hospice, Relay for Life, Clothe-A-Child and the United Way. She will also be working with the Salvation Army and Childcare on the Square. She is a social science major with a cumulative grade point average of 3.77.
The NCAS believes student-athletes serve as role models for youth nationwide and are instrumental in spreading positive social messages using sport as a natural platform to teach youth about leadership, the importance of academics, goal setting, team building, hard work and dedication, violence prevention, diversity, education and positive decision making. On April 6, student-athletes nationwide will be recognized for the important role they play in society as a whole.