Seward’s Henderson Joins NJCAA Student-Athlete Council
Brock Kappelmann - November 12, 2020 6:46 am
LIBERAL, Kan.-The NJCAA announced the members of the Student-Athlete Council (SAC) and Seward County Community College’s (SCCC) very own Samuel Henderson was selected to participate in the council. The council has 48 members that contain two student-athletes, one male and one female, from all 24 Regions in the NJCAA. The SAC allows a pathway for the student-athletes to connect and ensure a quality athletic experience for student-athletes nationwide.
When asked what this opportunity means to him, Henderson said, “It means everything to me I am so blessed and honored that they would choose me to not only represent Seward but the entire Region and other student-athletes at the national level.”
Henderson enters his second season at Seward County Community College with the Men’s Basketball team. Henderson is a standout in the classroom during his Freshman year at SCCC where he was named to the NJCAA Academic First Team and also to the Fall and Spring Athletics Director Honor Rolls. In October 2020 Henderson was named into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and was the first Saints Men’s basketball player to be named to the honor society. “My mom is a teacher so school has always been a top priority.” Henderson spoke on his scholar mentality, “When I go into a classroom, I go in with a mindset that I am going to need this later in life. I always give 110% in the classroom because one day the ball is going to stop bouncing and when that happens, I want something I can fall back on.”
Henderson talked about the inaugural council meeting on November 4th, “We had our meeting and we talked about different ways that we can make the college experience better for student-athletes.” He continued, “To me, that is very important because it is something that can always be improved, and it is something I can say that I am apart of and have my hand in that.”
These meetings will happen frequently throughout the year to allow new conversations, professional development, and networking for all participants that are involved in the SAC. With Henderson’s leadership on and off the court, there is no doubt why Henderson was a top candidate for the SAC.
For the official press release and the council member announcement follow the links below.