April 6-8 at the Hilton Albany in Downtown Albany, NY
Good health is critical to academic success. Come join other Empire State College students from across New York state at the Student Wellness Retreat, April 6-8, 2017, at the Hilton Albany in downtown Albany, N.Y.
Registration is FREE for all students! Some travel grants are available. To apply, check the appropriate box on the registration page. The conference will feature personal wellness coaches, guest lectures and presentations, wellness activities and demonstrations, a health fair, health screenings, and more.
Your good health is critical to your academic success. Research has shown that adult students leave college for a variety of reasons, but one of the most significant is for personal and family health issues.
How to Get Started:
*For those who cannot run, bike or walk and would still like to participate please email Amanda.York@esc.edu for other options*
Top 3 students who log the most miles will receive Fitbits at the 2017 Student Wellness Retreat April 6-8 at The Hilton, in Albany, NY!
››› Challenge starts January 1 & ends April 1 ‹‹‹
There are different playing levels in sports – Reserve, Starter, All-Star, Franchise Player, and MVP. Tamika Catchings is the next step above MVP. She’s arguably the best WNBA player of all-time. You name it and she has accomplished it:
After 15 WNBA seasons, Catchings declared 2016 would be her finale, and she made sure to make an even larger impact on the court and in the community that year. Catchings was named to the USA Olympic Basketball Team and won an incredible fourth gold medal. She also became the first woman to receive the Annual National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy Award, which recognizes the civil and human rights work, in spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, for leaders pursuing a career in sports.
As a member of the All-Time WNBA Top-15 Team, former Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings has established herself as elite at every level of basketball throughout her career. Coming from a family of basketball talent, she committed to play under Pat Summitt at the University of Tennessee. Four years and four All-American seasons later, she was a 1998 NCAA Champion, Associate Press Player of the Year in 2000, and capped off her career as the third overall pick in the 2001 WNBA Draft by the Indiana Fever.
Following being sidelined by injury in her rookie season, Catchings took her first full WNBA season by storm with the Rookie of the Year honors, averaging 18.6 points per game alongside 8.6 rebounds. Throughout her 14-year career, she has averaged more than 16 points and 7 rebounds, while winning the 2011 WNBA MVP and winning the WNBA Championship in 2012.
Outside of professional basketball, Catchings has continued her legacy with the Catch the Stars Foundation. Comprised of literacy, fitness, and mentoring programs for the under-served and low income families, Catchings’ foundation lays the groundwork to guide the youth to “achieve their dreams” since its inauguration in 2004.