Scott Reidenbach delivered his 15th annual “Life Skills” presentation to the freshman student-athletes from each of the 24 sports programs at his alma mater, Villanova University. Scott knows first-hand about the honor of being a Villanova student-athlete – he played on the baseball team during his four years as an undergraduate.
Each fall, Villanova coordinates a series of “Life Skills” presentations for freshman student-athletes, intended to encourage positive decision making and a healthy balance of academics and athletics. During his hour-long presentation, Scott acknowledged that newfound freedom comes with increased responsibility and each student must be accountable for their actions. With humor sprinkled throughout each topic, Scott touched upon issues the athletes may encounter as undergrads, including alcohol and drinking underage, DUI, disorderly conduct, fake ID, date rape and sexual assault – and explained the associated legal, financial and academic consequences.