FSU tops in nation for student-athlete outreach

<p>This is very nice:</p>

<p>*"Florida State University has been honored by the National Consortium for Academics & Sports (NCAS) for its commitment to community service and outreach. Of the 224 member colleges and universities across the country, FSU was at the top of the Outreach Honor Roll for 2006-07.</p>

<p>During the academic year student-athletes at FSU volunteered a total of 5,339 hours. Community outreach included donating funds and books to schools with underprivileged youth, and working with the Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camp, Able Trust, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Kids Vote, USA, Step Up Florida, March of Dimes, Girl Scouts of America, Special Olympics and Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Student-athletes worked with tens of thousands of young people in Tallahassee and beyond and donated game tickets to many young fans.</p>

<p>The NCAS was established in 1985. Member institutions have proven to be effective advocates for balancing academics and athletics. By joining the NCAS, a college or university agrees to bring back, tuition-free, their own former student-athletes who competed in revenue and non-revenue producing sports but were unable to complete their degree requirements. In exchange, these former student-athletes agree to participate in school outreach and community service programs addressing social issues of America's youth."*</p>

<p>See: Florida</a> State University</p>