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Belief in a "healthy mind, healthy body" is as relevant to twenty-first-century honors students as it was to their ancient counterparts. The ancient Greek athlete and the honors student-athlete both share the dedication and discipline needed to excel, and our culture still finds praiseworthy those who exhibit excellence in both mind and body. At the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the library is sponsoring a poster series promoting literacy by featuring student-athletes reading their favorite books. An honors college student athlete will be featured in the near future, a symbol of distinction somewhat akin to Myron's Discobolos (Discus Thrower).


College athletes; Information literacy; Talented students


Education | Library and Information Science


The above essay was originally published in the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council and is archived by permission of the National Collegiate Honors Council.

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Wintrol, K. (2010). Is ‘mens sana in corpore sano’ a concept relevant to honors students? Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 11, 57-60.

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