|The Older Girls' Advisory group throws a baby shower for Joanne and Andy Knox|
Have they already achieved "sage" status? Now enjoying their first year in college, several SBA alumni stopped by campus late last week to offer their advice to the senior class on a variety of topics, from what life is like as a college athlete to how to navigate SBA's challenging Senior Projects (click HERE to learn more). Thank you to Joanne Knox for the following report.
|SBA Class of 2012 Members (left to right) Kelly Habibi,|
Joelle Romo, Joe Piercy, and Dylan Murtha
"Some of the illustrious alumni from the class of 2012 recently stopped by SBA’s Senior Project class to impart some sage advice and wisdom to this year’s senior class. Kelly Habibi, Dylan Murtha, Joe Piercy, and Joelle Romo provided our current seniors with an understanding of how the skills they learned in Senior Project have helped them succeed in their freshman year coursework. Additionally, current students probed our alumni on topics ranging from what it is like to be a college athlete to how the food on campus tastes to what it is like to be in a college classroom. Special thanks to our alumni for their support of our current seniors!"
SBA student-athletes learned some of the fundamentals of backcountry ski safety at Monday's All School Meeting. The lesson came courtesy of Truckee's High Fives Foundation, a non-profit organization which helps injured athletes get back on their feet (click HERE to learn more). High Fives' presentation focused primarily on educating students about essential backcountry gear - including a beacon, probe, shovel, and whistle - but emphasized that much more education and practice with these tools was necessary before venturing into the backcountry. During the presentation, SBA student-athlete Louis Norris ('17) had the opportunity to experience deploying an avalanche airbag. Enjoy the video, and thank you to Roy Tuscany and High Fives Foundation for helping educate SBA about backcountry safety.
Our inaugural, experiential-learning Trips program (click HERE if you missed that post) isn't until late April, but SBA student-athletes are already prepping for their various field experiences. Recently, each of the five trips groups met to detail the curriculum that trip leaders have developed to enhance the learning experience. The Lost Coast of Northern California group will be backpacking 24.6 miles along one of the nation's only coastal wilderness areas. To prepare themselves for this experience, the group is reading Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods.