BOWIE, Md. - On the morning of February 3, Ayanna Tweedy signed her acceptance papers as the new National Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Representative for the CIAA for the next three years. By being elected into this position, one of her main goals that she hopes to achieve is to create different avenues for student-athletes that will increase graduation rates and be able to focus on career settings.
“Having an idea of what career you would like to seek before you graduate is the first step into knowing how you will reach your goal,” stated Tweedy. “Your first mission while being in college is to receive your degree, and the second one is to focus on a career; these two items will allow you to stay focused and be successful.”
Ms. Tweedy is currently one of the captains and throwers on the Track and Field team and continues to perfect her craft that she loves. She is also a junior, studying Early Childhood/Special Education and inspiring to be an Educator for higher learning when she graduates. The Chesterfield native is the daughter of Edward and Marlene Tweedy and sister to three siblings; Jason Payne, Yana Penrose, and Yasmine Tweedy.