To be a member of Knights’ Nation. Is to be a Bellarmine Student that wants to always support their fellow students who happen to be athletes. To be on the Knights’ Nation Board means you are one of the figure heads of that organization who help facilitate events that students can empower their athletic friends to win and represent BU well. To be the President of this organization means that you are the key between the BU student section and the BU Administration.
This week I officially became the President of Knights’ Nation. I never would have thought four years ago when I was a Squire this would have happened. I was one of the few freshman who tried to get involved with Knights’ back in 2010. The current President, Kayla told me to apply to be on the board in the fall of my sophomore year. I did,
Knights’ Nation was always fun and I loved being at all the games, not just Basketball but Soccer and Volleyball and Baseball and the rest. Sophomore year, I was on the first every Associate Board, training to be VP of Public Relations some day. Little did I know a few months later that position opened up and they put me in the position. Then at the end of Sophomore year I applied to be Vice President of Knights’. And as follows a few weeks ago, I applied to be President.
When asked why I applied to be President of Knights’ Nation, my answer was this. To bring students who were never really into sports, to the sporting games. If you would have asked me when I was 16 years old, if I was ever going to be the president of the Athletic Pep Club, I would have called you a liar. Now, I spend some Saturdays at different games all day. This past Saturday, I was at the Softball and Baseball games, kept up with the Tennis games online, and then spent my evening at the Lacrosse games.
It is a huge step being President. And I already can see the trials that are ahead of me, but I look forward to them. I cannot wait to work with my Executive Board to make next year the best year for the Student Section at Bellarmine Ever!
The 2013-2014 Board is going to be amazing. All of the positions are filled with some amazing people with big hearts and even bigger ideas for the organization. I am so excited to work with every one of them. Both the Executive and Associate Boards are finally filled and are ready to get started planning for the fall!! To see some of the new things going on with Knights’ Nation watch this awesome video of Knights’ Nation:
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All I can say to end this blog is Go Knights!