San Jacinto College student-athlete Jordan Williams has been selected to sit on the inaugural National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Student-Athlete Council (SAC).
The council provides student-athletes with tools for involvement in the association and aims to provide student-athletes from all 24 NJCAA regions the opportunity to engage and grow while attending their two-year institution, at a national level.
“Jordan is a young man that is very personable and outgoing,” said Tom Arrington, San Jacinto College Baseball Coach. “I nominated Jordan for this position because he has proven to demonstrate professionalism, sportsmanship and determination, while also displaying values of loyalty, integrity and selfless devotion.”
Williams, originally from Odessa, Fla., majors in computer science and is enrolled in the honors program at San Jacinto College.
Members of SAC represent a wide range of community college sports including volleyball, bowling, softball, golf, track and field, soccer, and basketball. Williams, an outfielder for the San Jacinto College Gators baseball team, attended his first council meeting in November 2020 via Zoom.
“At our first meeting it was made clear that the NJCAA is interested in an open line of communication with all of the student-athletes,” Williams said. “We discussed mental health issues and any thoughts we had about the lives of student-athletes.
The first meeting discussed the overall goals of the council, an overview of the NJCAA governance structure, the impact of SAC, the NJCAA Student-Athlete Welfare and Safety Council's involvement, as well as what meetings will look like moving forward.
Looking ahead, SAC will hold five meetings this semester with several presenters and guest speakers. Meetings will be utilized to discuss current SAC programs across NJCAA regions, to go over relevant standings in the association, to bring forward any concerns or questions, and to hear from leaders within the association.
“I’m looking forward to learning more about the council and attending more meetings,” Williams said. “It’s definitely an honor to represent our region and all of the student-athletes.”