News Release

Swen Nater to speak at sports leadership lecture series

Ex-NBA and ABA great to be at LCSC on Oct. 24

Basketball great Swen Nater, the only player in history to lead both the NBA and ABA in rebounding, will be the featured speaker at the annual Dr. Bob Frederick Sports Leadership Lecture Series, which will be held at Lewis-Clark State College in October.

Nater, whowon two NCAA titles with UCLA in the early 1970s as the backup to Bill Walton, was the ABA Rookie of the Year in 1974. He played with three teams in the ABA – Virginia, San Antonio, and the New York Nets – and then with four teams in the NBA, including Milwaukee, Buffalo, San Diego and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Nater will speak on Oct. 24, first on “Rebounding to Success” at noon-1 p.m. at the LCSC Silverthorne Theatre, and then on “Play Post Like the Pros: Getting Open, Scoring, and Rebounding” at 7-8:30 p.m. at the LCSC Activity Center.

The lecture series honors former University of Kansas athletic director Bob Frederick for his life-long commitment to teaching, coaching and athletic administration. The lecture series is sponsored by the LCSC Sport Administration program and the Sport Leadership Club. LCSC offers a BA and BS in Sport Administration as a co-curricular degree between the Business Division and the Education and Kinesiology Division.

In all, there will be 19 presentations/panel discussions during the lecture series, all free and open to the public.  The series kicks off on Oct. 4 with a panel discussion on Career Opportunities for Women in Sports. Other topics include personal health, career tips, leadership ideas, Rio Olympics, financing athletics and college athletics.

Among the presenters are Josh Kuntz, founder/owner of Recreation and Event Services, Inc., Uri Farkas, Chris Connolly, and Simon Licen from Washington State University, Jordan Bass from the University of Kansas, Ann Brown and Jessica Atkins from the University of Idaho, Gayle See, executive director of SHAPE America Northwest District, and Kelsey Oswalt from Duke University.

The full presentation schedule including dates, times, and locations is available online: Dr. Bob Frederick Sport Leadership Lecture Series.

For more information on the series, contact event organizer Pete Van Mullen at either 208-792-2467 or [email protected].