This week, Dave explores the integration of athletics and academics with the Faculty Athletics Representative, Dr. Ron Stoltzfus. Ron describes the role of the FAR as outlined by both the NCAA and EMU and shares some best practices from other ODAC institutions. Dave talks about efforts on the part of athletics to turn an “athletics student” into a “student athlete” and Ron highlights some of the challenges athletes face in performing well in the classroom. Both express their commitment to making athletes successful in the classroom and on the court or field.
Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Athletic Director Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening in EMU athletics, but also delves deeper into how athletics at EMU shapes lives and enhances college educations by positively impacting an athlete’s understanding of self, others, and God. Sports Information Director James De Boer is a regular guest with EMU coaches and athletes making appearances as well.