BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Feb. 19, 2020) -- Two Southeastern Conference student-athletes will represent the SEC at the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum April 16-19 in Los Angeles, Calif. Kentucky's Glen Brown (men's swimming and diving) and LSU's Milan Stokes (volleyball) will be the SEC's representatives.
The NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum was created in 1997 and has hosted approximately 5,000 student-athletes since its inception. Student-athletes who attend the forum are taught leadership skills and given the chance to explore the relationship between personal values, core beliefs and behavioral styles. The forum also aims to give attendees a thorough understanding of the NCAA as a whole, the different divisional perspectives and the valuable role of Student-Athlete Advisory Committees.
Brown serves as president of Kentucky's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and been involved in helping Kentucky Athletics make maximum impact with Special Olympics Kentucky by creating year-around sports training and athletic competitions for both the children and adults with intellectual disabilities. He was recently inducted into the Frank G. Ham Society of Character, which honors Kentucky student-athletes who have shown an extraordinary commitment to academic excellence, athletic participation, personal development, career preparation and serving as a role model. An accounting major and native of Kokomo, Ind., Brown has volunteered for a number of organizations, including The Humane Society, God's Pantry and Salvation Army.
Stokes serves on LSU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and she is a past recipient of the LSU's Nia Student-Athlete Award, which is bestowed upon an individual who is dedicated to the development of others, works collectively to build community, and upholds the sacredness of tradition. A native of Long Beach, Calif., Stokes graduated Cum Laude from LSU in May 2019 with a degree in English and is currently in LSU's Leadership and Human Resource Development master's program.
Brown and Stokes were selected as exceptional student-athletes who have shown outstanding leadership among their peers, institutions and communities. They have participated in the SEC's Career Tour and are members of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.