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National Student Athlete Day – April 6th

National Student-Athlete Day

National Student-Athlete Day is celebrated throughout the months of March and April at NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) colleges and universities.

The observation of National Student-Athlete Day, started in 1987, by recognizing the accomplishments of student-athletes who excel in the classroom, the play-field and in community services. The celebration provides an opportunity to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of student-athletes. The program seeks to encourage families, schools and communities to support student-athletes in their endeavors.

More than 460,000 NCAA student-athletes – more than ever before – compete in 24 sports every year. Member schools support their student-athletes’ academic success by providing state-of-the-art technology, tutoring and access to academic advisors. More than eight out of 10 student-athletes will earn a bachelor’s degree, and more than 35 percent will earn a postgraduate degree.

When is National Student-Athlete Day?

April 6th is the day but it is celebrated throughout March and April

Type of Holiday?

Unofficial Holiday.

How is National Student-Athlete Day Celebrated?

  • You can celebrate by getting involved with community service
  • Have your school host youth clinics, honor athletes for academic accomplishments, speaking engagements, and other local outreach initiatives.
  • Invite eminent athletes and sports personalities to institutions where they share their personal experiences to motivate the student-athletes.
  • Some High Schools have an official signing day, where students who have been accepted to colleges on an athletic scholarship will sign the paperwork.

National Student-Athlete Day trivia/facts:

  • Some High Schools have an official signing day, where students who have been accepted to colleges on an athletic scholarship will sign the paperwork.
  • National STUDENT-Athlete Day was created by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) with partnership from the NCAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations.
  • NCAA involvement began in 1994.NCAA member institutions are encouraged to recognize outstanding student-athletes and to make National STUDENT-Athlete Day a meaningful experience by placing posters around their campuses and participating in community activities.

Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on 6th April:

  • Spencer List, Movie actor
  • Reena Lovelist, Bassist
  • Todd Christley, Reality Star
  • Yung Pinch, Rapper
  • Julie Johnston, Soccer player
  • Casper Smart, Dancer
  • Tokio Myers, Pianist
  • Black Francis, Rock Singer
  • Olaf Kolzig, Hockey Player

Popular Social Media Hashtags:

#NatlSADay and #NationalStudentAthleteDay

Other Special Days in April include World Party Day, National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day, National Hostess Twinkie Day, National Siblings Day and many more!

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