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Nick Honor and Hayley Frank Named to SEC Basketball Leadership Council


Graduate students Nick Honor and Hayley Frank will represent Mizzou at the Southeastern Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Leadership Councils this weekend.

The councils consist of one male and female basketball student-athlete from each of the SEC’s 14 universities and will convene for an annual meeting at the SEC offices in Birmingham on Friday and Saturday.

The goal of the Council is for student-athletes to serve as a conduit of communication from their teams to the conference office on issues related to student-athlete experience, student-athlete wellness and to provide feedback on proposed rules governing the SEC and NCAA. The agenda for the two-day meeting this weekend includes a conversation with SEC Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Katie O’Neal, a presentation from guest speaker Michael Haddix and engagement with conference office staff.

Helping the Tigers to one of their most successful seasons in years during the 2022-23 campaign, Honor averaged 7.9 points, 2.9 assists and 1.5 steals per game in his first year in the Black & Gold. He finished the season ranked sixth nationally with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.12, while placing second on the team with 55 made 3-pointers and third with a career-best 39.9 percent clip from beyond the arc.

“I’m glad that Coach Gates and the SEC view me as a leader and as somebody who can represent the university at this council,” Honor said. “I’ll take this as a learning experience, enjoy every moment of it and get to meet some new people in our sport.”

Frank, a three-time all-conference honoree and a four-time All-SEC Academic Honor Roll member, is entering the final season of her decorated collegiate career in a Tigers uniform. The Strafford, Missouri, native, currently ranks ninth on the program’s all-time scoring leaderboard with 1,575 points.

“I am honored to represent Missouri and all basketball players around the SEC,” Frank said. “At such a pivotal point in college athletics, it is important to ensure that those directly impacted by policy decisions surrounding the sport are allowed direct input so that the future of the student-athlete experience in the conference is elevated.”

The Men’s Basketball Leadership Council and the Women’s Basketball Leadership Council comprise two components of the SEC Student-Athlete Leadership Council. The third component is the Football Leadership Council, which meets each February.  Both Honor and Frank also attended the SEC Student-Athlete Leadership Council in June.

This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics