SAINT LEO, Fla. – Two members of the Saint Leo women’s basketball team, Elyse Clyburn and Chanele Patton, have earned unique distinctions off the hardwood in recent week. Patton, a social work major, was recently tabbed the next vice president of the S.A.A.C Committee. Meanwhile, Clyburn, a freshman, was inducted to the National Leadership Society.

Patton joins the ranks of some of the premier student-athletes at Saint Leo. The SLU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of at least two student-athletes per varsity sport assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes lives on the Saint Leo campus.

When asked about the achievement, Patton stated, “We have engrained into us that is just as important to succeed off the court as it is on. So to have this unique opportunity is something I am looking forward to meeting head on.”

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Clyburn, a Business Marketing major, was named a member of the National Leadership Society.

The National Society of Leadership and Success is a community of leaders dedicated to creating lasting positive change. The Society is recognized as a worldwide organization for achievement and leadership education. It provides training in goal setting and helping create a lasting positive change in students' lives and in the greater community.

Both look forward to meeting these tasks and providing the best leadership they can for their respective programs.

On the achieving the positions, Head Coach Chanita Olds stated, “Both of these young ladies are taking strides to become great leaders for our program. I know they can achieve everything they put their minds to.”