NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs Program
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a member of the NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs Program. The mission of the NCAA and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is to maintain Intercollegiate Athletics as an integral part of the campus educational program and the student-athlete as an integral part of the student body. With this in mind, the UWM program, 'SUCCESS', was created in order to support student-athlete development and enhance the quality of the student-athlete experience within the university setting.
The Life Skills program includes five major commitments:
The "SUCCESS" team of John Ochsenwald, Director of Sports Medicine; Kelly Diener, Assistant Athletic Director; Deidre Merritt, Assistant Athletic Director; and Kathy Litzau, Associate Athletic Director; in conjunction with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the coaching staff and a health educator, offers a variety of seminars and workshops throughout the year. Locally and nationally known experts and consultants present topics such as motivation, goal setting, nutrition, responsible relationships, career development and any other topics recommended by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
An active Student-Athlete Advisory Committee focuses on important issues facing the student-athlete of the new millennium. Each UWM sport is represented on the committee that meets regularly and makes recommendations to the life skills team and the athletic department. Special emphasis is placed on leadership development of student-athletes.