Richard Barnotes

St. Ambrose University

I grew up with a younger sister on the Southside of Chicago, playing multiple sports.  Baseball was always my favorite sport, followed by bowling.  A fun fact about myself is that my junior year of high school I bowled a career high of 289.  I received a scholarship to St. Ambrose for bowling and later switched to lacrosse. Growing up and playing sports has taught me teamwork, leadership, and discipline. The reason that I came to work for NCSA is that I want to give back to student-athletes.  Seeing the student-athletes with smiles on their faces knowing they are going to college to continue playing sports and further their education motivates me.  NCSA also gives student-athletes a reliable amount of resources to get to the collegiate level