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NSU Attends NCAA DII APPLE Conference

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NSU Attends NCAA DII APPLE Conference

The Nova Southeastern University athletic department sent three staff members and three student-athletes to the NCAA Division II APPLE Conference, hosted by the University of Virginia.

The Sharks sent Associate Athletic Director/SWA Kelley Kish, Program Director – Sports Performance Steve Orris and women’s basketball assistant coach Brooklyn Kohlheim joined student-athletes Samantha Gestido (Sr., Miami, Fla.), Troy Spears (Fr., Martinsville, Ind.) and Sydney Cook (Jr., Miami, Fla.) at the conference.

“I thought this weekend was extremely interesting,” said Gestido, a women’s soccer player and NSU SAAC President. “I learned a lot of statistics that I was not aware of, and I thought it was great that we formed an action plan to bring back to campus to make a difference one step at a time.”

The APPLE Conferences, developed and coordinated by the Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention at the University of Virginia, are the leading national training symposiums dedicated to substance abuse prevention and health promotion for student athletes and athletics department administrators. The goal of the APPLE conference is to assist colleges in promoting student athlete health and wellness by empowering teams of student- athletes and administrators to create an institution-specific action plan.

This past weekend’s conference was aimed directly at NCAA Division II institutions. The APPLE program will host conferences for all NCAA institutions in January of 2016.