Ahman Green might be best known in Wisconsin for his Hall of Fame career with the Green Bay Packers, but for eSports enthusiasts, he has also built quite a positive reputation.
Green, an eSports entrepreneur and longtime player, was named the first coach of Lakeland University's new eSports program.
The Packers' all-time leading rusher has always been a gamer, dating back to playing ColecoVision when he was a kid. While growing up in Nebraska and becoming a decorated player for the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, Tecmo Super Bowl and Madden NFL '97 were two of the games that kept Green rooted in eSports.
"This has been a lifelong passion for me, and I am excited to get the opportunity to come to Lakeland in this new role and grow the university's program from the ground up," said Green, a broadcast personality for the professional eSports team Tempo Storm.
"It is amazing how quickly eSports is growing, and how much it has evolved over the years I have been playing. I'm looking forward to talking to gamers about Lakeland and all the university has to offer as we build this program."
During his 12-year NFL career, Green was a four-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro player. He has been inducted into both the Nebraska and Green Bay Halls of Fame.
After retiring from pro football in 2009, Green's interest in gaming and the eSports industry grew, and his personality in the industry grew as he hosted a weekly eSports talk show, True Game Fans Network.
Lakeland's co-ed team will debut this fall and be a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), which serves as the governing body to more than 150 colleges and universities and sets standards for eligibility and conduct for collegiate eSports.
ESports are multiplayer video games played online competing against other NACE colleges across the country in both a fall and spring season. Lakeland's team will compete in games such as League of Legends, Overwatch, Paladins, Rocket League, Smite, Fortnite, CSGO and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. Additional games will be added in the future based on student interest and additions made by NACE.
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We offer this to new students,
*New Students: Esports Scholarships Now Available At Lakeland
* I am happy to announce that Lakeland University has created an Esports Scholarship Program Fund to award $1,000 - $3,000/year for new, qualified students. Esports Scholarships are stackable with Lakeland's academic ($10,000 - $16,000/year) and cooperative education ($2,000 - $4,000) scholarships. The scholarships are available for new, full-time enrolled freshman or transfer students in the traditional undergraduate program at Lakeland's home campus outside of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Outside sponsorships and donations have allowed Lakeland to create this scholarship fund to help support the recruitment and development of Lakeland's Esports Program into a nationally renowned program.
**Scholarship Awarding Process:
**Prospective students can be offered LU Esports Scholarships by the Head Coach <@!680127086823866385>. Interested new students should set up an official in-person or virtual campus visit to visit the facility, meet the staff and players, and audition/try out by playing with staff and/or players (https://www.lakeland.edu/visit).
**Become an Esports Recruit:
**Prospective students can also begin the recruitment process by completing our Recruitment Questionnaire: https://connect.lakeland.edu/register/esports
** Renewing Requirements:
**- Maintain full-time enrollment in the traditional undergraduate program at the main campus
- Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA
- Maintain good standing (personal conduct) with the campus community
- Embody the core values of Lakeland's Esports Program
- Maintain active status on the esports roster
- Maintain strong service to esports program beyond competitions (not limited to: staffing summer esports camps, assist with esports recruitment, assist with social media, streaming production, shoutcasting, etc.)
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