A trio of Stony Brook University student-athletes recently attended the 2023 Black Student-Athlete Summit (BSA) in Los Angeles, California.
Founded in 2015 and held this year at the University of Southern California (USC), the BSA took place in May and featured more than 1,400 black student-athletes, influencers, creators, administrators and professionals from 170 colleges and universities across the country. Attendees met to connect and network with one another to support their growth in the classroom and to become competitive in the job market.
Seawolves Simon Fagade (football), Torri Henry (volleyball) and Shamarla King (women’s basketball) represented Stony Brook alongside Assistant Athletic Director for Student Career and Leadership Development Arnika Edwards.
“The Black Student-Athlete Summit is such an amazing opportunity for our student-athletes to experience. The Summit puts them in front of a wide range of speakers and other student-athletes from far and wide that arms them with new ideas and knowledge that empowers them to use their voice for the good of their own Stony Brook community. The invaluable skills that they gain not only contributes to their personal growth as effective leaders but also within their teams and beyond,” said Edwards as she discussed the experience at BSA.
“This experience was honestly life changing for me,” Henry said. “It was extremely empowering and sometimes that is all someone needs is a little empowerment for the course of their life to change.”
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