Mitchell Selected To Women's Basketball Oversight Committee
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State rising-sophomore Kelsey Mitchell has been selected by the NCAA to represent the student-athletes as part of the Women's Basketball Oversight Committee. Mitchell is one of two student-athletes on the 16-member committee.
Mitchell was nominated from a list of Big Ten student-athletes by the conference office and was then selected by the NCAA to serve on the committee that has been tasked to enhance the development and public perception of the sport and make recommendations related to regular-season and postseason play. The committee will also look at the enhancement of the student-athlete educational experience (academically and athletically) and promote student-athletes' personal growth and leadership development.
Another major topic the committee will discuss and oversee is issues related to the NCAA Tournament. The committee will supervise qualifications and selection procedures for the tournament and will also review recommendations from the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee which include the new quarter and timeout structure. Being one of only two student athletes on the committee, Mitchell will provide the student-athlete voice on all topics and issues.
The committee usually meets in-person twice a year, once at the beginning and end of the season in addition to conference calls as needed throughout the year.
Mitchell had a tremendous first season in 2014-15, becoming the first freshman to ever lead the country in scoring. She scored a Big Ten and OSU record 873 points and was named the National Freshman of the Year. Mitchell also got the job done in the classroom as she was an OSU Scholar-Athlete this year.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
|Jean Lenti Ponsetto (chair)||DePaul||Big East||Athletics Director|
|Warde Manuel||Connecticut||American Athletic||Athletics Director|
|Connie Hurlbut||Western Athletic||Deputy Commissioner|
|Bernadette McGlade||Atlantic 10||Commissioner|
|Kelsey Mitchell||Ohio State||Big Ten||Student-Athlete|
|Kevin Anderson||Maryland||Big Ten||Athletics Director|
|Dawn Staley||South Carolina||Southeastern||Head Coach|
|Heather Gores||Gonzaga||West Coast||Senior Associate AD/SWA|
|Janice Ruggiero||New Mexico||Mountain West||Senior Associate AD/SWA|
|Julio Freire||UT-Martin||Ohio Valley||Athletics Director|
|Nora Lynn Finch||Atlantic Coast||Senior Associate Comm.|
|Dru Hancock||Big 12||Senior Associate Comm.|
|Danielle Donehew||WBCA||Executive Director|
|Chris Dawson||Pac-12||Associate Comm.|