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Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Partners with USCAH

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Partners with USCAH

COLUMBUS, Ohio and BURNSVILLE, Minn. – The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) and the U.S. Council for Athletes’ Health (USCAH) have announced a partnership for the 2022-23 academic year. The alliance will deliver health and safety consultation, education and compliance resources to support and promote the health, safety and welfare of NSIC student-athletes, coaches and administrators.

“Student-athlete wellness is a top priority to the NSIC. This partnership with the USCAH aligns with the goals of the NSIC’s strategic plan, focusing on the promotion of the physical, mental and social well-being of the student-athletes, coaches and administrators.” said NSIC Commissioner Erin Lind.

"USCAH is excited to begin a partnership with the NSIC and their member institutions," said USCAH President & CEO James Borchers. "Our collaboration with the NSIC will allow us to work collaboratively with the conference and its members to provide programming and resources that will enhance the health, safety, and well-being of all NSIC student-athletes and constituents."

The U.S. Council for Athletes’ Health provides independent, third-party athlete health and safety consultation, education, and compliance from a team of experts with nearly 300 years of experience in athletics healthcare and administration. USCAH staff is made up of sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers, university and high school athletic administrators and former student-athletes with professional experience from leading institutions and organizations across the country.  Founded in 2017, USCAH is committed to the health, safety, and welfare of all athletes at all levels and dedicated to the mission of collaborating with every athletic organization to inspire and ensure athlete health and safety is a priority.

Through the partnership, the NSIC will also have access to Athletics Healthspace, the proprietary e-learning platform from the USCAH, which houses a growing library of approximately 150 courses that can be customized by audience and completed via the website or app. These courses are grouped into specific programs and packages, addressing requirements and best practices around health, safety, and wellness education across all levels of sports. USCAH will work with the NSIC to tailor content for NSIC student-athletes, coaches and administrators.

The U.S. Council for Athletes’ Health (USCAH) was founded upon the apparent need within athletic institutions for trusted, independent partners with the experience and expertise to advise and consult with organizations regarding their healthcare delivery system. USCAH is committed to providing independent and unbiased medical expertise to organizations and individuals dedicated to the optimal health and safety for the athletes they serve. For more information, visit uscah.com.

About the NSIC
The NSIC is a 16-team, 18-sport, NCAA Division II conference with institutions located in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The NSIC is a model Division II conference that uses high-level athletics competition to develop champions in the classroom and community while empowering student-athletes to be impactful and positive leaders. Formed in 1992 by the merger of the Northern Intercollegiate Conference (men’s league) and the Northern Sun Conference (women’s league), the NSIC has flourished over the past quarter century, maturing into a 16-team union of Upper Midwest colleges and universities. The NSIC has won 25 team national championships and crowned 90 individual national champions. For additional information, visit NorthernSun.org.

About NCAA Division II
The NCAA, the national governing body for college athletics, is a volunteer association of more than 1,000 colleges and universities that classify their athletics programs in one of three membership divisions. The 300+ institutions in NCAA Division II support a balanced approach in which student-athletes can earn scholarships based on their athletic ability, pursue their desired academic degree, and participate in all the campus and surrounding community have to offer. Division II student-athletes annually graduate at rates higher than their student body peers, and they have access to the best championships-participant ratio among the NCAA’s three divisions. Division II gives student-athletes the unique opportunity to compete in the classroom, on the field, in their career, for their causes, and on their terms. For additional information, visit NCAA.org.


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