Rosalie Fish is one of two student-athletes from the ICCAC selected to the NJCAA Student-Athlete Council.
Fish, a sophomore from Lake Tapps, Washington, has been a member of the Iowa Central athletic programs since joining the school last year. She was selected first team academic all-region in both semesters in 2019 and 20 while studying human services.
At the same time, Fish helped the Tritons claim national titles in both cross country and half-marathon.
"Rosalie is not only a leader on our team but also in her communities," Iowa Central's Dee Brown said. "She is not afraid to use her talents and voice to help inspire change."
Fish's most notable work comes outside the cross country course. She has been a dedicated and passionate advocate for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). As a Cowlitz Indian Tribe member, she gained national attention after racing with a red handprint painted over her mouth to represent the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women.
Competitively this fall, Fish finished third at the NJCAA Region XI Cross Country Championships, achieving First Team All-ICCAC and First Team All-Region for Division I.
The NJCAA Student-Athlete Council is chaired by Heather Conger of Region 24 (Ill.) and Aaron Bouyea of Region 3 (N.Y.). The Council provides student-athletes avenues of leadership at both the regional and national levels of the NJCAA. The appointed athletes have the opportunity to aid in both decision-making and idea proposals.
The Council is composed of two individuals, one male and one female, from each of the respective 24 NJCAA regions. Each Board of Regents decides on the selection process for their given region. The NJCAA SAC has goals of advancing student-athlete voices and creating unique experiences for NJCAA student-athletes during their junior college experience.