HBCU Sports: SWAC SAAC Spotlight: Kiara Suttles
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – This week’s installment of the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) spotlight features Southern softball standout Kiara Suttles. The rising senior will serve as SWAC SAAC secretary for the 2017-18 academic year.
The Chattanooga, Tenn. native completed a questionnaire during which she discussed her goals and aspirations for her post-undergraduate studies and as one of the leaders of the SWAC SAAC.
Q: What is your major?
A: Sociology with a minor in Human Resources Management.
Q: What are your plans after you earn your college degree?
A: After graduation, I plan to attend grad school at Southern and continue on with the women of domestic violence internship.
Q: How does it feel to be away from home?
A: Being far away from home matured me in a lot of ways as a student-athlete and as a woman, leader, player, and person overall.
Q: What are your goals as an officer in the SWAC’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee?
A: As SWAC SAAC Secretary, I plan to further the social media platforms as well as contributions to the SWAC Newsletter. It is a goal of mine to make known the situations, concerns, or needs that go overlooked within all sports. I also hope to publish notes from monthly calls and relay information from the D1 SAAC Committee to SWAC SAAC via social media.
Q: What has been your favorite part about being a student-athlete at Southern and competing in the SWAC?
A: I thoroughly enjoy the competition that comes with being a student-athlete in the SWAC as well as the challenges on and off the field. The atmosphere during each season, rivals or not there is a lot of support, fans from all over, and everyone has a great time. They say athletes are more likely to be great in the workforce in all aspects when it comes to dedication and teamwork because that’s what makes a team get the job done. As well as in the workplace, both concepts are key along with the education we received.