Terrell Smith to Attend NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Junior Terrell Smith has been nominated by the Big 12 Conference to participate in the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum, which will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, from November 10-13, 2016. 

“One of the things that we have been looking for Terrell to do is take on more of a leadership role with the team,” Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Cliff Rovelto said. “He has now embraced that role. It is good that he has this kind of opportunity. I think it will be a great experience for him and I hope it will help our team moving forward.”

The Vicksburg, Mississippi, native holds the school record in the 200 meter dash, both indoors and outdoors, while holding top-10 all-time marks in the 60 meter dash and the 100 meter dash. Smith is a two-time competitor in the 200 meter dash at the NCAA Championships, earning Honorable Mention All-American honors. He is majoring in Kinesiology. 

The forum, which was established in 1997, is an opportunity for student-athletes from around the country to gather together to gain leadership skills, explore personal beliefs and values and gain more knowledge about the NCAA as a whole. 

Each Division I conference selects two student-athletes, one male and one female, from its member schools. To be eligible for the forum, the student-athlete must have athletics eligibility for the upcoming season, be in good academic standing and have the desire to be a leader on his or her team. 

Director of Student Athlete Development Cori Pinkett will also be in attendance at the forum, serving as a facilitator for the event. 

For more information on the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum, visit the event’s website by clicking here.  

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