Former Husker golfer helps establish non-profit for student athletes
Daniel Pearson is one of six co-founders of UCAA (United College Athlete Advocates) designed to give college athletes a larger voice and community.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Former Nebraska golfer Daniel Pearson is one of six co-founders of United College Athlete Advocates (UCAA), a non-profit designed to give college athletes a larger voice and community.
According to their website, the mission of UCAA is “to ensure Our college athlete community is safe, educated, and compensated by pioneering the power of unity.”
“We wanted to create this organization as an organization for college athlete’s,” Pearson said. “So whatever they felt was necessary, that’s what we wanted. It was never about anything for us, and it never will be. It’s about creating a way for college athletes to share their voice and get them more power in decision making.”
Pearson and his co-founders began working back in February to create UCAA. It just so happened that the launch of their non-profit landed on the same day the NCAA approved the NIL legislation.
“There’s obviously room for growth in college athletics, and hopefully UCAA can help give college athletes the opportunity to grow the whole landscape of college athletics and create that change together.”
Pearson is also the grandson of former Husker football player Noel Martin and great-grandson of Nebraska football coach Bill Jennings.
For more information on UCAA visit their website ucaa.one.