National Collegiate Athletic Association
The National Collegiate Athletic Association Committee, known as the NCAA, is a governing body representing the interests of student athletes and their respective member institutions across the United States. In this regard, the NCAA committee is responsible for addressing pressing issues that the NCAA may face in regards to student athlete representation, communication and relation with schools, and budgeting. Boasting over 350 American colleges and universities classified as Division 1 participants, the face of the NCAA is wide open to athletes and fans alike, and the challenges involved in the running and maintenance of organized sports will be addressed in this committee.
Topic A: Well-Being of Student Athletes
Topic B: Budgeting of the NCAA
Background Guide: Now Available!
Letter from the Chair
Welcome to the Johns Hopkins University Model United Nations Conference 2018! My name is Nicole Kim and I will be your chair for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Committee. This is going to be an amazing conference and I look forward to what all of you have to offer at our committee! (Any other March Madness fans?)
While this is my last year at Hopkins, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed serving as staff at JHUMUNC for the past three years as well as being a full-time student. I’m currently an Electrical Engineering major on the pre-law track, with the intent to pursue a career in patent and intellectual property law.
Apart from JHUMUNC, I conduct research at the NanoEnergy Laboratory in my home department during the semester and serve as an intern at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory over the breaks. As an active member of Alpha Phi Omega, I enjoy participating in community service both on campus and around Baltimore!
This year we will focus on two topics in our committee: Student Athlete Wellbeing and NCAA Budgeting. Despite the talent and commitment at college level sports, not all student athletes plan to become professionals. Therefore, how can the NCAA better promote the health, the educational welfare, and the social welfare of student athletes both within and outside their sport? As a nonprofit organization, the NCAA distributes generated funds to member schools for on programs that directly support athletes. This raises the discussion of how funds should be distributed among member schools given differences in participation, status, and monetary need, as well as addressing whether student athletes should be paid for their participation. It’s our duty to debate these topics and find innovative solutions that benefit the NCAA and all of its member institutions.
I can’t wait to hear all of your creative ideas that will hopefully spark exciting debate this year! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have about the topics, the committee, JHUMUNC, etc. I look forward to meeting all of you in February!
Chair, National Collegiate Athletic Association Committee
Johns Hopkins University ’18
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering