Oct. 24, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia equestrian Western captain Paige Stawicki has been selected as an inductee for the 2012-2013 Leadership Academy. Stawicki joins fellow equestrian Julia Hemingway who was inducted last year.
“I'm really honored to be chosen by the coaches and administration to participate in such an elite program,” said Stawicki. “I look forward to working with the other L.E.A.D. representatives and furthering my leadership roles here at UGA.”
The induction to L.E.A.D. is among many accomplishments Stawicki has earned during her career at Georgia. As a freshman, Stawicki was named the Most Valuable Player in Horsemanship at the 2012 NCEA Championship, was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following both her freshmen and sophomore year and was named to the 2013 NCEA Academic Team. Additionally, Stawicki will be representing Georgia in the 2013 Horsemanship Challenge at the American Quarter Horse Association World Championships in November.
L.E.A.D. is in its fourth year and has over 70 student-athlete members with the addition of this year’s class. Athletes are selected based on several criteria including academic and athletic success, leadership, campus and community service involvement and recommendations of head coaches and academic counselors.