May 10, 2016
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University women's basketball senior Ki-Ke Rafiu (Offa, Nigeria/Saints Neuman-Goretti) has been selected as one of 11 current and former student-athletes to attend the 2016 United Nations Sports Summit in Bradenton, Fla., June 6-18.
Rafiu was nominated due to her work in her home country of Nigeria. For the past three years, she has collected shoes and equipment to bring back to her old recreation center and also helped coach young girls who also have a passion for the sport. Her instruction is beyond just basketball as she encourages the girls in school and added an educational element to her program this past summer.
In the past, she has been a nominee for the 2016 Allstate WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams, and participated in the WBCA's So You Want to be a Coach program.
Rafiu is a two-time member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. She is set to graduate from Georgetown with a degree in justice and peace studies and a minor in computer science.
A committee comprised of members from the NCAA Ã¢â'¬" a group that includes current administrators and past seminar participants across all NCAA divisions Ã¢â'¬" selected the participants. All three NCAA divisions will be represented.
The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace International Sport and Social Impact Summit is an outreach program targeted at the global millennial generation. At the two-week event, participants learn to use the universal language of sports to engage and lead their peers in addressing social and economic issues in their communities.
NCAA leadership development, located in Indianapolis, coordinates and facilitates education and training for student-athletes, coaches and athletics administrators. The staff annually hosts programs, at little or no cost to members, using expert curriculum designed to enhance the well-being and personal development of college athletes. The staff also provides ongoing education and topical training to athletics professionals who identify and serve student-athlete needs.