It was announced earlier today on Macomb, that Western Illinois redshirt freshman Kennedy Flanagan is set to represent The Summit League on the NCAA Division 1 Women's Basketball Student-Athlete Engagement Group, the NCAA announced. Flanagan is a 6-foot forward on the Leathernecks women's basketball team. The Highland High graduate finished her career in Canton, Missouri with the Lady Cougars with 1180 career points and 691 career rebounds.
The group, which was formed in collaboration with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), will serve as an amplifying voice for women's basketball players on key initiatives, legislation, and various other issues.
Flanagan was selected as the representative out of The Summit League, as the group is made up of current NCAA Division I women's basketball student-athletes from all 32 D-1 conferences. Individuals were selected after being nominated through the WBCA NCAA Division I Conference Captains program that includes a head coach or captain in each conference with whom the WBCA communicates regularly on important issues.
Each captain submitted the name of a player from their team or conference who they believed would be a good representative for all women's basketball players in their conference. The group will meet monthly via teleconference/video conference.