Recently, a Zimbabwean student-athlete made headlines both at her university and in Zimbabwe for her accomplishments in her sport. Lorna Doorman, a Junior at Mars Hill University is a swimmer who has with hard work and consistency excelled both in the classroom and in the pool. Last year alone, Lorna’s relay team set a college … Continue reading Student Athlete Spotlight: Lorna Doorman
Every so often, we come across a student-athlete from Zimbabwe, who has made the transition to college in the U.S., and not only assimilates, but excels. One student who is continually on our radar since he made his college debut playing for University of Virginia, D1 men’s soccer team is Cabrel Happi. Only one season … Continue reading Student Athlete Spotlight: Cabrel Happi
We continue from the first part of this blog series debunking misconceptions about student athletes with two more myths: 3) Girls can’t excel in sports; if they do, they won’t succeed. Zimbabwean society clearly prioritizes men’s and boy’s sports over those of women and girls. Now here are some interesting stats courtesy of ShareAmerica: Girls … Continue reading Debunking Myths About Student Athletes – Part 2
So it turns out the more I interact with both students, parents and even teachers around the Sunshine City, the more I learn of the numerous misconceptions there are about sport and what it means to be a student athlete in both high school and college. As someone with over two decades of experience in … Continue reading Debunking Myths About Student Athletes – The +263 Version
Calling all budding Student-Athletes in Lower or Upper 6! The EdMatters team has launched another intake for a student-athlete cohort to begin next year. If you or someone you know is a high achieving athlete and a solid academic student please apply on the following link for a chance to be selected for the 2018 … Continue reading Attention Student-Athletes, Application for 2018 Cohort Now Open!