UW-Milwaukee redshirt sophomore Alyssa Fischer of Newtonburg recently had an experience that few collegiate student athletes EVER have.  The Manitowoc Lincoln High School graduate, who is just completing her Junior year academically, was part of a 5-member contingent from Milwaukee to participate in the 7th annual NCAA ‘Inclusion Forum’ at the Marriott in Indianapolis. 

During an interview with Seehafer News, Fischer termed the 3-day event “one of the best opportunities in her life.”

Alyssa told us she was able to be part of a 5-member presenter team, speaking to the entire conference on topics such as mental health & sexual violence.  She described it as ‘pretty awesome.’

Fischer explains the need to ‘educate’ people in playing & working with others not like ourselves.

They also had break-out sessions on such things as promoting healthy masculinity, dealing with cliques, incorporating religion and LGBTQ on campus and in the community. Alyssa has been named the President of the UW-Milwaukee SAAC, an acronym for Student Athlete Advisory Committee, which is the voice for all Sports at UWM.  Fischer is looking at doing a possible internship this summer with the associate Athletic Director to begin implementing some ideas she learned at the Spring NCAA Conference.  Alyssa is a leader on the Panthers Women’s Basketball team and is studying Pre-Law, Information Science and Psychology.