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NAIA Council for Student-Athletes

Council for Student-Athletes

The purpose of the NAIA Council for Student-Athletes is to engage in ongoing research, education and collaboration that will benefit the health, safety and development of the student-athlete.

Through incorporation of the ideals of Champions of Character©, the Council will be committed to ensuring NAIA student-athletes train and compete in a safe and healthy environment. The outcomes could include the development and delivery of services, programming, rules recommendations assist NAIA student-athletes achieve success.

The CSA supervises associations and committees which deal with issues of student-athlete health, safety and development. The council reviews and acts on all recommendations from those committees within its area of responsibility.


Hassan Doghman

Hassan Doghman
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Division II Men's Basketball

Deshawn Ruffin

Deshawn Ruffin
Dalton State College (Ga.)
Southern States Athletic Conference
Division I Men's Basketball

Tressa Linson

Tressa Linson
Lyon College (Ark.)
American Midwest Conference
Division I Women's Basketball

Sasha Newman

Sasha Newman
Dillard University (La.)
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Women's Outdoor Track & Field

Hannah Massey
University of the Southwest (N.M.)
Red River Athletic Conference

Aaron Laflin
University of California Merced
California Pacific Conference
Division II Men's Basketball

Heidi Huebner
Viterbo University (Wis.)
North Star Athletic Association
Division II Women's Basketball

Molly Fitzpatrick
Grace College (Ind.)
Crossroads League
Women's Tennis

Michelle Murch
University of St. Thomas (Fla.)
The Sun Conference

Chris Wells
Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.)

David Roman
Southwestern Christian University (Okla.)
Faculty Athletic Representatives Association Rep

Dr. Jules Glanzer
Tabor College (Kan.)
Council of Presidents Rep

Rob Cashell
Cascade Collegiate Conference
Conference Commissioners
Association Rep
CSA Co-Chair

Michael Nolan
Missouri Baptist University
Athletic Trainers Association Rep

Quin Monahan
University of South Carolina Beaufort
Athletics Directors Association Rep

Tom Reilly
Midland University
Athletic Trainers Association Rep

Kim Haddow
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University (Ariz.)
Coaches Association Rep

Demond Walker
Talladega College (Ala.)
Champions of Character
Advisory Committee Rep

Joseph Caldwell
Dillard (La.)
Champions of Character
Advisory Committee Rep

Chris Clements
Hastings College
Coach Association Rep

Caleb Snyder
Indiana Wesleyan University
Coach Association Rep

Richard Southern
Bethel College
Coach Association Rep