Feb. 21, 2013
Building on the success of its inaugural year, Rice again offers the Developing Leaders in Sports and in Life leadership program for scholar-athletes. Funded by the Athenian Consulting Group, run by former football letterwinners Bobby Dixon and Terrence Gee, the scholar-athletes involved attend several sessions and learn the different facets of leadership to be utilized on and off the field.
"The advancement of today's society is contingent upon the emergence and development of leaders, whether they be in business, medicine, politics or the community," said Dixon, a 1997 Rice graduate who is a Managing Partner at Athenian. "I can say first-hand that Rice University aids in this pursuit by providing a solid foundation of leadership qualities I have used throughout my professional career. I am both proud and honored that Athenian Consulting is sponsoring the program and involved in shaping the leaders of the future."
Athenian Consulting Group (ACG) was founded in May of 2012 by partners, whose complimentary skill sets, like minds, and similar attainments combined to form a cutting edge, professional services firm with customized client based solutions. Their areas of focus are strategy, process optimization, human capital, technology enablement, and finance, and their consultants are engaged by some of the world's leading companies.
The scholar-athletes involved last year were successful in implementing the strategies and ideas from the sessions into their teams and sport, as noted by the coaches, teammates, and participants alike. "I have become a lot more confident over this past year through this leadership program and really understand how to work best in a team," said Katie Gater, of Rice's women's tennis team.
Two student athletes from each athletic team were chosen by their coaches to take part in the second year of this program. The Rice athletic department has continued partnership with Mike Van Hoozer, performance coach and consultant.
"It has been an honor to help create and lead the Developing Leaders in Sports and in Life leadership development program for Rice Athletics for the second year in a row. Our participants have been incredible, and we believe this program will be a catalyst for them to develop and grow their leadership potential both now and in their future endeavors," said Van Hoozer.
Participating in this year's program will be 29 student athletes:
Men's Cross Country- William Firth
Women's Cross Country- Sasha Schoch Allison Schaich
Soccer- Amy Czyz Quinny Truong
Swimming- Quincy Christian Lilly Marro
Men's Tennis- Tommy Bennett Adam Gustafson
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