Lorenzen to Represent SEC at NCAA Convention

Former University of Florida women’s basketball player Haley Lorenzen will represent the Southeastern Conference on proposed governance rule changes under the NCAA’s Division I autonomy process at the NCAA Convention in Orlando Jan. 23-26., the league office announced Tuesday afternoon.

Lorenzen, who completed her four-year career with the Gators last season, will join Khristian Carr, a former member of the Mississippi State volleyball team and Blake Ferguson, a member of the LSU football team as the three student-athletes will represent the SEC as part of the Autonomy Conferences’ (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12, SEC) efforts to engage and empower student-athletes by giving them both a voice and vote within a transparent decision-making process.

The autonomy governance model grants flexibility to schools in the Atlantic Coast, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and Southeastern conferences to change specified rules within Division I. The legislative process for these 65 schools includes three student-athlete representatives from each conference who will vote on rule changes. Voting on autonomy issues includes 15 total student-athletes (three from each of the Autonomy Conferences) who, collectively, will cast votes in greater number than four of the five Autonomy Conferences.

Lorenzen, a four-year letterwinner with the Gators, represented the SEC at the Women’s Leaders in Sports National Convention in Atlanta this past October and last season was selected by her peers to serve as the Vice Chair of the SEC Women’s Basketball Leadership Council. In her role with the Student-Athlete Leadership Council (SALC) Lorenzen provided feedback on SEC proposals directly to Faculty Athletic Representatives, Athletic Directors, Senior Women’s Administrators, Presidents, and Chancellors. In 2017, she represented the Gators at the joint SALC meeting as the women’s basketball representative and again at the basketball SALC meetings at the SEC offices in Birmingham. She was an active member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC) from 2015-2018.

The native of Iowa City, Iowa, received her bachelor’s degree in Tourism, Events & Recreation Management in the summer prior to her senior season and received her master’s in Event Management in May of 2018.

She became just the 25th player in program history to eclipse 1,000 career points (1,214) and finished in the program’s top 20 in many statistical categories including blocked shots (8th, 112), games started (8th, 104), minutes played (13th , 3,122), total rebounds (15th, 730) and field goals made (19th, 510).

Lorenzen, Carr and Ferguson will vote on a total of 11 NCAA Autonomy proposals leading up to and during the NCAA Convention.

Full SEC Release

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