Slekis Named Cross Country South Central Region Representative
North Texas Cross Country Coach Will Be Men’s Representative
DENTON – North Texas cross country coach Stefanie Slekis was selected to represent the South Central region as the men’s representative on the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) cross country executive committee.
"I am excited to have the opportunity to serve on the USTFCCCA cross country executive committee,” cross country coach Stefanie Slekis said. “As a member of the committee I am able to have a voice on discussing proposals that are submitted to the coaches association that ultimately can have a significant impact on our sport if they are passed through the coaching body and approved by the NCAA. It is also an honor to be able to vote in the men's national poll and create the men's South Central region poll.”
Slekis was selected for the first time by a vote taken at the 2016 USTFCCCA convention among the South Central region coaches. She will serve a three-year term that ends on December, 31, 2019. Slekis will vote on the USTFCCCA men's national cross country poll and will create the South Central men's region poll. In addition to participating in monthly cross country executive committee conference calls and various working groups assigned to proposals received by the executive committee throughout the year.
“I have always followed the sport closely, but this opportunity will keep me very in tune with race results every weekend as I work to create a fair region poll and vote intelligently on the national poll,” Slekis said. “Both of these polls are important to our sport as they create buzz about cross country leading up to the championship portion of our season and I will take my roll seriously because of the impact I know it can have on fans and student-athletes in our sport.”
USTFCCCA members vote for two region representatives one men's and one women's from each of the nine current NCAA Division I regions to represent for men’s and women’s cross country from that region. Two at-large representatives are also selected to serve on the executive committee and vote in the national poll.
Here is a link to the USTFCCCA Executive page here.