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APPLE Team Presents Their Selected Project at Conference

Byline: by Alyssa Bernard

Posted: January 18, 2012

The Wilson College Athletic Prevention Programming and Leadership Education (APPLE) team was chosen to present at the APPLE Conference in Charlottesville, VA, in Jan. 2012.

The Wilson College Athletic Prevention Programming and Leadership Education (APPLE) team was chosen to present at the APPLE Conference in Charlottesville, VA, in Jan. 2012.

Explaining APPLE


APPLE team is a group of members of the Wilson community who work to promote student athlete wellness and prevent substance abuse. This year, the team was given permission by the Athletic Department to be the main presenter during the mandatory alcohol and drug abuse education session for student-athletes that the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) requires all athletic departments to hold.

Using Jeopardy to promote alcohol awareness


To help educate their peers in a fun and entertaining way, the team used a Jeopardy game that all student-athletes participated in. The categories ranged from alcohol facts to questions about the Athletic Department’s alcohol and drug policies. The overall reception to the game was very positive.

"This year’s event during Alcohol Awareness Week was something interesting, different, and a fun way to learn. I really liked the fact that each athlete was able to participate rather than just listening to a guest lecturer," says Laura Beck ‘12, who participated in the event.

From Jan. 20-22, 2012, the APPLE Team will attend the APPLE Conference. The team will share how they implemented a Jeopardy game to help educate their Wilson athlete peers about the importance of alcohol awareness as an intercollegiate athlete and as a college student. The team will be presenting to student athletes, athletic trainers, and athletic administrators from different colleges and universities. APPLE team members will attend lectures and meet with other teams to learn news and tactics they can use to educate peers.

Wilson plays active role in APPLE Conference


"It was great to find out that the coordinators of the APPLE Conference wanted Wilson to play an active part in this important event. The APPLE Team had a lot fun planning and presenting the Jeopardy game back in October and we are excited to share our concept to the conference attendees," said APPLE Team member Hannah DeMoss ‘13.

Last Updated: January 25, 2012

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