Hartford, Conn. - Women's basketball junior Kaitlin Lewis (Demarest, N.J.) and men's squash sophomore James Evans (Maidstone, England) represented Trinity College Athletics in the You Can Play Project video released by the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) last week. Both Lewis and Evans are members of Trinity's Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and the video was filmed at Tufts University during the NESCAC Student Advisory Committee on Athletics fall and spring meetings.
SAAC is a committee made up of student-athlete representatives assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience and to offer input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on campus. The campus student-athlete advisory committee is an excellent vehicle to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, communication and to foster a positive student-athlete image.
Each of the 11 NESCAC institutions participated in the video, with 29 student-athletes from the following NESCAC sports represented: baseball, women’s basketball, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s squash, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, men’s tennis, and men’s track & field.
“One of the NESCAC’s core values is a commitment to diversity and gender equity in our athletic programs and throughout our institutions. Many of our institutions have already worked together to produce a You Can Play video so having members of our conference SAAC come together to participate in the You Can Play project affirms the commitment to being inclusive and welcoming to LGBT student-athletes,” said Andrea Savage, Executive Director of the NESCAC.
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