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Student-Athletes Get a Head Start with Summer Bridge Program

July 30, 2014  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Recently, 70 Liberty freshman student-athletes arrived on campus early to participate in the Summer Bridge Program. During the two and a half week stay, the students were able to become acclimated with Liberty's campus, while also getting a head start on their academics.

Liberty Flames Sports Network was on the scene at the Hancock Welcome Center as students arrived to begin the program. The following video features interviews from new student-athletes, parents and Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academic Affairs Kristie Beitz.

Liberty's Summer Bridge Program is a cooperative effort between the Center for Academic Support and Advising Services (CASAS) and the Athletics Department. The residential program supports academic success, retention and personal growth as well as the successful academic transition to college life for its participants. The Summer Bridge Program is open to students who graduate from high school in the late spring and early summer prior to the start of their freshman year at Liberty.

Students have the ability to take two 3-hour classes in a three-week session and begin their fall semester with 6 total credit hours. Participants also have the opportunity to form friendships with other student-athletes and establish rapport with professors before the actual start of the semester.