Men's Basketball Speaks at Local Elementary School
BATON ROUGE – LSU sophomore Paul Wolfert spoke Thursday at a school assembly at Greenville Elementary as part of LSU’s continuing CHAMPS/Life Skills program.
Wolfert spoke on the importance of staying in school and balancing athletics and education. Wolfert is in his third year at LSU, having red-shirted his first year in school. He is the son of Rick Wolfert, who also played basketball for LSU in the 1970s.
The CHAMPS/Life Skills program was developed by the NCAA to help prepare student-athletes fro the challenges of life beyond the playing field. CHAMPS is an acronym for Challenging Athletes Minds for Person Success and the focus of the program is on five commitments viewed as critical to personal growth: Academic Excellence, Athletic Excellence, Career Development, Personal Development and, Community Service.