Duke, State athletes selected to represent ACC peers

Madison Granger and Harli Hubbard will represent their fellow scholarship athletes at the ACCs various governance meetings and participate as part of the leagues voting delegation at the 2018 NCAA convention.

Duke track athlete Madison Granger and NC State softball player Harli Hubbard, along with Miami football player Demetrius Jackson, have been selected to serve as members of the ACC’s Autonomy Committee. The trio will represent their fellow scholarship athletes at the ACC’s various governance meetings and in accordance with the Division I autonomy process, will participate as part of the league’s voting delegation on proposed rules changes at the 2018 NCAA convention. Granger, Hubbard and Jackson are members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at their respective schools, Granger and Hubbard serve on the ACC’s SAAC. “Student-athletes are at the core of the ACC’s mission, and the value of having them take part in the governance process is immeasurable,” commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. “We look forward to Madison, Harli and Demetrius bringing their leadership, experience and the voice of their peers to our meetings.” Duke’s Granger is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Management Studies degree. On the track, she posted the fifth-fastest 1,500 meter time in school history while earning ACC Academic Honor Roll status in the classroom in each of the four years she’s been eligible. “One of the greatest opportunities the position presents is the people I get to work with,” she said. “Everyone at the ACC is phenomenal, as well as the other two student-athletes who served as representatives. Last year, we were able to get some major legislation passed which was exciting, but there are still some issues we need to tackle that I am enthusiastic to be a part of.” State’s Hubbard is a pitcher who broke her school’s single-season record for saves last season. She also earned five wins for the Wolfpack while striking out 45 batters in 90⅓ innings over 41 appearances. “To have the chance to have an impact on the student-athletes’ lives is an amazing feeling,” she said. “It’s awesome to be able to be a representative of NC State and the ACC in this process.”