Edwards-Roberson ’22 attends NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum

two female soccer players mid-game

Whitney Edwards-Roberson ’22, forward, gets in a shot against The Citadel at Patchin Field Oct. 8. She would finish the match with two shot attempts, including one requiring a save from The Citadel keeper.—Photo by Chuck Steenburgh ’86.

Whitney Edwards-Roberson ’22, women’s soccer, was selected to attend the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum in Houston, Texas.

The Chesapeake, Virginia, native was chosen among Southern Conference member schools to serve as the conference’s cadet-athlete representative. The conference has seen more than 5,000 NCAA student-athletes participate in a weekend of programming aimed at developing leadership skills, understanding the relationship among personal values, core beliefs, and behavioral styles, and the building of a personal network of like-minded peers. This transformational opportunity allows participating student-athletes to realize their potential and return to their campuses to serve their fellow student-athletes.

Edwards-Roberson has served in various leadership roles both within athletics and on post. During the 2021-22 academic year, the women’s soccer captain is additionally serving as president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, vice president of investigations for the Cadet Equity Association, and president of the Promaji Club. On the soccer field, the forward has highlighted statistical categories within the program and played in over 48 games—including 34 starts—throughout her cadetship.

Attending the conference with Edwards-Roberson was former Keydet wrestler and current SoCon intern Cliff Conway ’21. During the 2020-21 academic year, Conway and Edwards-Roberson served as president and vice president, respectively, of the SAAC.

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