National Student-Athlete Day:
The National Student-Athlete Day comes on the 6th of April every year in recognition of the remarkable accomplishments that student-athletes make in their athletic activities.
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Why National Student-Athlete Day?
Abbreviated as NSAD, this day comes on the 6th of April. The day is celebrated annually to commend the accomplishments of student-athletes in being able to balance between academics and sports. The day, therefore, provides an opportunity for schools, parents, and students to join in to appreciate the amazing achievements made by student-athletes when they participate in athletic activities.
This is a very special day for the students, the schools they represent, and the regions they come from. The student-athletes make everyone proud and take pleasure doing so because athletics provides them an entrance into their career choices.
Using the United States of America for example almost 8 million student-athletes take part in active competition both at personal and group levels. Moreover, research has shown that more than half a million of these students will pursue their athletic career even after high school, college, and even take it up as a career. Other than succeeding in athletic programs like track and field, basketball, baseball, volleyball, football, and lacrosse among others, they also do well in their academic lives.
Moreover, the NSAD serves to recognize student-athletes that have had a positive impact on the communities from which there come, while at the same time maintaining and scoring a desirable GPA. Most student-athletes take on leadership roles within their communities and therefore serve as role models for others. There are yet other student-athletes that do well in the face of challenges and other forms of adversity, to provide an exemplary representation of their achievements.
The NSAD day therefore motivates families, schools, and the entire communities, bringing them together in support of their students that are also athletes. It motivates these groups to be the primary source of cheer and goodwill for the student-athletes both on the field and outside the field to help them reach their goals and aspirations in life.
How we can observe the National Student-Athlete Day:
Some of the ways through which we can observe the NSAD include the following:
- Learning about the National Student-Athlete Day
One of the ways to celebrate or observe the NSAD is by taking the time to learn about the students from within your region that are also athletes, with a view to understand their motivations and the efforts they put towards helping those they represent get noticed in the region.
- Read about the National Student-Athlete Day.
You can also observe this day by reading about NSAD day. This information will give you a clearer understanding of what the day represents, while at the same way opening your eyes to many things you did not know about this particular group.
- Honor those who serve as student-athletes for their schools and communities
Another key way of observing this day is honoring the Student-Athlete that you know because they either represent your school or your community. Take the time to recognize their service during this exceptionally contentious day. This can be done by visiting their training ground in school or in camps and gatherings or volunteering for a similar organization among other noble gestures.
- Post on social media
You can also observe the NSAD day by posting on social media using the #NationalStudent-AthleteDay.
- Thank a student-athlete for their hard work and commitment
Thanking student-athletes for their hard work and commitment is another way to observe this day regardless of whether they represent your school and community or not.
Interesting facts about National Student-Athlete Day:
Some of the most interesting facts about the NSAD include the following:
- 1852 marks the year when intercollegiate sports started in America. This was a time when Harvard and Yale Universities competed in the sport of rowing.
- The Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States, IAAUS, was officially established in 1906.
- 1910 marked the year when The IAAUS was renamed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
- In 2014, the NCAA set a record high net revenue of $989 million.
History of National Student-Athlete Day:
The history of this day is traced back to the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS). The NCAS founded the NSAD in the year 1937, in honor of the high school and college athletes that gave their blood and sweat to represent their schools, and did well in their academic as well as athletic lives.