The NAIA National Office announced that 27 student-athletes will serve on the proposed Association of Student-Athletes (ASA), a new group to be added to the NAIA governance structure if approved at the annual convention in April.
Sam Buczek, a baseball student-athlete at Central Baptist College, will represent the Midlands Collegiate Athletics Conference on the proposed ASA.
The proposed ASA would be the association's first governance group made up entirely of students and function as the advocacy arm of the student-athlete collective. The ASA will include at least one representative from every conference, including the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.), and every NAIA championship sport.