Columbia, Mo. – Columbia Cougar basketball and golf student athlete Zach Rockers was one of two NAIA student-athletes selected to represent the United States at the Federation for International University Sports (FISU) biennial education forum in Montpellier, France this summer.
The 13th FISU Forum is expected to have 220 attendees from over 60 nations. The main focus will be “University and Sport: from the Origins towards the Future of University Sport.” The main objective of the Forum is to offer the conditions for a meeting and exchange, associating culture and education with physical and sporting activities. The United States International University Sport Federation is sponsoring Rockers and Ewald to attend the Forum.
Rockers will have the opportunity to interact with students and administrators from all over the world who are involved in university sports during the July 4-9 Forum. Students and university sports officials will have the opportunity to discuss subjects involving education, culture, and sport through the FISU Forum. Rockers was selected along with Jordan Ewald, a softball player from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, to represent the United States at the Forum.
Rockers graduated with his Masters of Arts in Teaching this May after completing his undergrad last year. In the five years Rockers was with the Cougars, he competed in both men’s basketball and men’s golf while maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA throughout his career. Zach finished his basketball career with 1,214 points, making him the 13th all-time leading scorer in CC history. He was named AMC Academic All-Conference, NAIA Scholar-Athlete, and selected to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team for his combined performance athletically and in the classroom during the 2015-16 year. In addition he was a second team all-conference and NAIA Honorable Mention All-American.