Sept. 26, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS – Redshirt senior Shayla Bivins has been selected to serve on the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Issues Committee. Bivins will be the FBS student-athlete representative and is just one of two student-athletes that serve on the committee.
“Being selected to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Issues Committee is an awesome opportunity,” Bivins said. “I’m looking forward to traveling to Indianapolis next week to participate in the committee meetings. Just knowing that I have a chance to impact and influence the game that I love makes me really speechless. I have not fully wrapped my brain around it all, but I am genuinely honored.”
The committee is made up of 16 voting members, including eight members appointed by and representing FBS, six members appointed by and representing FCS and Division I and two women’s basketball student-athletes, one representing FBS and one representing Division I or FCS. Bivins joins Cindy Hartmann, the Associate AD for Compliance at Duke University, as the only two representatives from the ACC.
“Shayla has been so instrumental in our success at Georgia Tech,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “I am very proud of her for being selected to represent Georgia Tech, the ACC and women’s basketball in Indianapolis.”
Bivins, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., has aspirations to go to law school following her final year at Georgia Tech. This semester she has gotten a behind-the-scenes look at how the Georgia Tech Athletic Association runs as she interns with various departments such as the Alexander-Tharpe Fund, compliance, ticketing and human resource offices. Last year she was the president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board and was the Student Government Association Athletic Representative.
Bivins and the Yellow Jackets return to the court when they host Clayton State in an exhibition game on Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. before opening up the 2013-14 season with a 5 p.m. game against Coppin State at McCamish Pavilion.
During this year’s schedule, the Yellow Jackets will play 16 games at McCamish Pavilion and face 10 teams that made the NCAA Tournament last year. The ACC portion of the Yellow Jacket’s schedule includes home-and-home series with Maryland and Clemson, and home games against defending ACC champion Duke and ACC runner-up North Carolina.
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