FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – 2015 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Community Service team member and Arkansas men’s basketball sophomore Moses Kingsley will represent the Southeastern Conference (SEC) at the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum held April 9-12 in Orlando, Fla.
Kingsley is the only male representative from the SEC at the Leadership Forum and was selected from a competitive pool of applicants due to his good academic standing and strong desire to lead.
The NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum was created in 1997 and has hosted nearly 5,000 student-athletes since its inception. Student-athletes who attend the forum are taught leadership skills and given the chance to explore the relationship between personal values, core beliefs and behavioral styles. The forum also aims to give attendees a thorough understanding of the NCAA as a whole, the different divisional perspectives and the valuable role of Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC).
A native of Abuja, Nigeria, Kingsley played in all 36 games, including his first four career starts, during Arkansas’ 27-win campaign in 2014-15 en route to advancing to the NCAA Tournament third round. Kingsley averaged 3.6 points and 2.5 rebounds while finishing second on the team with 38 blocks. Through his two years, he has 87 blocked shots, which was ninth among active players during this season.
Kingsley is certainly a presence on the court, but he has also made his impression off the hardwood. Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll in 2013-14, Kingsley has maintained a 3.5 grade-point average (GPA) while balancing practices, games, classes and community involvement. As a team representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and member of the Razorback Leadership Academy, Kingsley has been part of organizing fundraising events aimed at students and local community members. Outside of the university community, Kingsley was part of Family Fun Day at Mayflower High School (community impacted by last April’s tornados), a team visit to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital and MLK Youth Activity Day.
Helping Fayetteville’s youth has been a focus of Kingsley’s community service. Kingsley was an intern at the Donald W. Reynolds Boys & Girls Club in Fayetteville last summer and was a part of the Boys & Girls Club Backpack and School Supply Giveaway. He also was a camp mentor/instructor for the Special Olympics.