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Onondaga’s Department of Athletics has created a new way to keep open the lines of communication with its student-athletes and better understand issues impacting them. The College’s new Student-Athlete Leadership Council was formed in the spring 2014 semester. It is made up of student-athletes representing a cross-section of Onondaga’s 15 intercollegiate teams.
The group meets with Director of Athletics Mike Borsz at least two times a semester and discusses all aspects of playing sports and attending classes at Onondaga. “We are thrilled to have this new way to communicate with our student-athletes. They have great ideas to share. Having this open dialogue helps build a strong sense of community,” said Borsz.
Corrine LaFrance (Skaneateles), a freshman Business Administration major, is a member of the women’s cross country team and one of 31 student-athletes on the council. “My role is to help bridge the gap between student-athletes and the College. Problems can’t be fixed until you make people aware of them,” said LaFrance.
Jacob Gosier (Rome Free Academy) is a sophomore Criminal Justice major and a member of the men’s tennis team. “I’m honored to have been selected. Being able to discuss ideas with the administration is a great way to make sure students’ goals are reached,” said Gosier.