Mississippi State’s Jay Hughes will join two other Southeastern Conference student-athletes to voice their opinions and vote on proposed rule changes within the NCAA.
The SEC, along with the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac 12, will all have three student-athletes represented at the meetings.
Joining Hughes from the SEC will be Diamond DeShields from the Tennessee women’s basketball team and Florida baseball player Josh Tobias.
“In development of the new autonomy structure, we emphasized the importance of student-athletes from the Five Conferences having both a voice and vote on NCAA matters,” said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. “These three student-athletes will represent the SEC well and will help make some very important decisions in the weeks and months ahead.”
Hughes is a senior safety on the Bulldogs football team and is currently persuring his master’s degree in Workforce Education Leadership. He is a team co-captain and a member of the SEC Community Service Team.