Carlow University rising junior Chris Woodley has been selected by the River States Conference (RSC) Commissioner to represent the RSC at the national level.
Woodley will serve as the RSC's representative to the NAIA’s Association of Student-Athletes (ASA) for the next two years.
The mission of the ASA is to serve as the voice of all NAIA student-athletes. The ASA provides a platform for student-athletes to discuss issues that concern them, offer feedback to NAIA membership, and propose legislation or policy changes, as appropriate. The ASA will offer its members the opportunity to develop their leadership skills as they represent and empower all NAIA student-athletes.
Woodley, a native of Northern Cambria, Pa., is the captain of the Carlow men’s cross country team. He holds the school record time in the 8k, and led the Celtics to their first two runner-up team performances in program history during his sophomore campaign. He will also be a captain on Carlow's inaugural track and field team in 2017-18.
Woodley, who is double majoring in biology and chemistry, has extensive leadership experience at Carlow that will prepare him for his new role with the RSC and NAIA. He has served as the Chair of the Leadership Council of the Student-Athlete Association (SAA) for the past two years. He is also a Peer Career adviser, the president of TriBeta, the head of service initiative for the Health Pre-Professional Society, and a lab assistant in the biology department.
Information about the RSC can be found at riverstatesconference.com. Information about the NAIA can be found at naia.org.