COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Michael Ehrhardt and Noella Anyangwe have been selected as student-athletes from the University of Maryland to attend an NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum from Nov. 7 to 10 in Providence, R.I.
Ehrhardt, a senior All-America defender on the Terrapins’ men’s lacrosse team, and Anyangwe, a sophomore hurdler from the Terrapins’ women’s track and field team, will take part in this prestigious event, which will draw more than 350 student-athletes and 125 athletics professionals from the northeast.
The four-day forum is designed for student-athletes to discuss key issues collectively and provide them with an opportunity to enhance personal awareness and leadership skills needed to positively impact their development at the campus and conference levels, as well as beyond the collegiate realm.
“The NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum is another type of educational setting that helps our student-athletes develop into more effective leaders and gets their thought process in motion which can help them on campus and even after they graduate,” said Curtis J. Hollomon, NCAA director of leadership development.
“It also allows them to communicate more on key topics of interest to them and to share best practices, while getting to know one another aside from competition. They then take ideas back to their Student-Athlete Advisory Committees and the results end up helping a wider range of student-athletes.”
Throughout the Leadership Forum, representatives from NCAA member schools will lead small group discussions about a variety of topics such as: behavioral styles, branding, social media, decision-making, emotional intelligence and values. This will help the student-athletes become more effective leaders and motivators when they return to their campuses.
Ehrhardt was a second team USILA All-American in 2013 after leading the Maryland defense to a No. 9 national ranking in scoring defense, allowing just 8.21 goals per game. Ehrhardt finished the season third on the team with 53 groundballs and second on the squad with 15 caused turnovers.
Anyangwe competed in hurdle events both indoors and outdoors as a freshman last year. She held records in the 100 and 300 hurdles when she graduated from Clarksburg High School.