KaNeil Purifoy, university counselor and resident director at Ouachita Baptist University, was a panelist at the 2022 NCAA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. in January. Purifoy was one of four speakers during a panel discussion titled, “Coping With Pandemics: The Effects of Racism and COVID-19 on Student-Athlete Mental Health.” The conversation was hosted by Dr. Brian Hainline, the NCAA’s chief medical officer.
Purifoy spoke to the mental wellness needs of student-athletes as a representative of Division II colleges and universities. His fellow panelists were moderator Dr. Stephany Coakley, senior associate athletics director for mental health, wellness and performance at Temple University; Mercy Ogutu, the NCAA Division III National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative; and Dr. LaKeitha Poole, director of sport psychology and counseling at Louisiana State University.
Shands, Julie and Ouachita News Bureau, "Ouachita's KaNeil Purifoy joins panel of speakers during NCAA convention" (2022). Press Releases. 1100.