The Executive Committee for the NWBA Junior Division would like to announce that two new members of the Executive Committee have been appointed for the 2016-2017 season.
David Elbert will fill the vacancy of Secretary, while Emily Hoskins will be the first to serve the newly created "At Large" position for the Executive Committee for the NWBA Junior Division.
The "At Large" position was created after the Treasurer position was eliminated and those responsibilities were assigned to the staff at the NWBA national office in Colorado Springs.
David Elbert is a longtime parent in the Bennett Blazers program out of Baltimore. Over the past 14 years David has worn many hats to support his daughter Ruby and the rest of the Blazers program.
Emily Hoskins started her wheelchair basketball career as part of the St. Louis Rolling Rams junior program. Emily was a member of the team that won the Junior Division Varsity Championship in 2000. Emily went on to play for the University of Illinois and Phoenix Mercury and won several national championships in the Women's Division. This resulted on a long and successful run on the Women's National Team from 2003-2010 where the American ladies brought back several gold medals from the Paralympics and World Championships.
David is an Adjunct Faculty Member and Research Scientist for John Hopkins University. We know his attention to detail and analytical skills will be fantastic assets to division leadership. David is also a member for science advisory board for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Since moving to Nashville Emily has played two seasons with the Division III Music City Lightning and is currently entering her second season as Head Coach of the Music City Thunder Junior Division (Varsity) team. Emily also works with Able Youth Inc. to empower children with disabilities. Emily is the first former female junior player to serve on the Junior Division Executive Committee.
Please help us in welcoming aboard David and Emily, as we are excited to have them help grow the NWBA Junior Division into the future.
NWBA Junior Division Executive Committee