WKU Taking Part in "National Student-Athlete Day"

WKU Athletics
April 9, 2015 BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- WKU will recognize its 367 student-athletes at the WKU Baseball game against Southern Miss Friday night during "National Student-Athlete Day."

Organized by WKU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee chairpersons Cameron Beal (men's golf) and Claire Conlon (women's swimming), WKU student-athletes will take part in multiple in-game activities and enjoy the game on the deck down the third base line.

"Our student-athletes are the lifeblood of what we do in WKU Athletics and have accomplished so much on the field of play, in the classroom and in the community," WKU Director of Athletics Todd Stewart said. "They are deserving of this recognition, and it gives them a reason to step away from their studies and competitions, spend time amongst themselves and enjoy each other's company."

A WKU student-athlete will sing the National Anthem, throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch, and the first 100 will receive a voucher for a free hot dog and drink.

"We hope to see a lot of our fellow student-athletes come to the game and enjoy a relaxing and fun night," Beal said. "We thought this would be a fun way to spend time together and support our baseball student-athletes in a big game."

"We are all so busy during the year that we never really have a chance to hang out together," Conlon added. "It will be great to just sit back and relax for an evening as part of National Student-Athlete Day."

The game begins at 6:00, and vouchers will be distributed beginning at 5:30. All WKU students receive free admission to WKU Baseball games.