Six college athletes discuss their Asian and Pacific Islander backgrounds
During May, the NCAA is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by recognizing student-athletes of Asian and Pacific Islander descent.
A resource guide (PDF) for member schools and conferences comes from the NCAA office of inclusion and the Asian American Foundation. The guide offers ideas in three categories — Celebrate, Combat Hate and Come Together — to support AAPI Heritage Month.
“Share someone’s story” and “reach out to your classmates and neighbors” are two suggestions for ways to celebrate the month and learn more about the individuals.
According to the NCAA demographic database, there were 9,821 Asian and 1,774 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander student-athletes in 2020-21 throughout all three divisions.
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