The Wyoming Athletics Department’s Excellence at 7220 program hosted a brunch and informational programming on Sunday, November 20th for all student-athletes. The topic of the brunch was “Staying healthy throughout winter.”
The topics included hydration, nutrition, and sleep. Evan Johnson, PhD, kicked off the brunch with a discussion on hydration. Dr. Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology in the Division of Kinesiology and Health in the College of Health Sciences. Chase Chesterman, RD, CSCS, continued the conversation talking about nutrition. Chesterman is an Assistant Sports Performance Coach and the dietitian for the football team. Finally, the programming concluded with information on the importance of sleep. This was presented by Joi Thomas, a certified athletic trainer and the Assistant AD for Administration.
The Excellence at 7220 program is focused on helping develop leadership skills in both student-athletes and Athletics Department employees. In addition to the brunch, this fall has included student-athlete programming on sexual assault prevention, bystander intervention, financial literacy, and concussion education, among others. The next event for the student-athletes is a Newcomer Transition Panel that is scheduled for Tuesday, November 29th at 7pm in the War Room.