Xenia, Ohio -- Youngstown State men's basketball players Naz Bohannon and Devin Morgan were selected participate in Athletes in Action Basketball's Captains Academy for NCAA Division I men's basketball captains and emerging leaders. In total, 24 players were selected to participate in this year's Academy. They come from 20 universities, country-wide as well as India. The Academy spanned five days and ran from May 17-21.
The purpose of the Academy is to equip, empower, and encourage student-athletes to be competent, confident, effective team leaders. Participants engaged in a variety of activities including personality testing, team-building exercises, conflict management techniques, case studies in leadership, cohort group breakdowns, communication lessons, and interviews with established leaders in business, sport, and the military. Attendees developed a deeper view of leadership as identity as well as expand the scope of their leadership understanding in the areas of activity and service.
Clark Kellogg (CBS Sports), Tim Kight (renowned sport psychologist), Mark McGinnis (SEAL Leadership), and a good array of NBA and former college captains headlined the experience for the players.
This was the fourth year Athletes in Action Basketball has staged its Captains Academy. Over this span, 42 schools have sent player representatives from across 21 Division 1 conferences.
Athletes in Action is an international sports organization that champions faith, character, and victory beyond competition. AIA hosts events, sends teams, and develops total athletes and coaches globally. 'For the good of the game, the growth of its people, to the glory of God' is their prime motivation.
For more information about Athletes in Action, visit www.goaia.org and www.athletesinaction.org.