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Three Lions Selected to Participate in NCAA Career in Sports Forum

Three Lions Selected to Participate in NCAA Career in Sports Forum

Now in its eighth year, the NCAA has invited more than 230 student-athletes and NCAA scholarship and grant recipients to come to Indianapolis, Indiana, on June 1-4, 2017 to take part in the annual Career in Sports Forum. Texas A&M University-Commerce Women’s Basketball Coach, Jason Burton, will deliver a keynote speech at the event. Burton was also recently selected to serve on an upcoming NCAA Sleep and Wellness task force.

Two recent A&M-Commerce graduates will join Burton at this year’s conference. Brittney Fortenberry, former student athletic trainer and multi-year Lone Star Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll selectee, and Taryn Driver, volleyball student-athlete and former member of the NCAA’s Division II National Student-Athlete Advisory Council.

Students interested in a career in sports, particularly those who are also viewed as campus leaders by their peers, may apply once they secure a nomination from athletics administrators at their respective institution. The selection committee is composed of administrators and coaches from NCAA member institutions; many whom are former participants themselves and have first-hand knowledge of this exceptional experience.

Organized and directed by the NCAA leadership development department, the Career in Sports Forum provides college athletes with a broader scope of the career tracks available within the sports business, with the primary focus firmly on college athletics. The forum provides student-athletes opportunities for interactive experiences and contact with successful professionals in the growing sports management field, as well as a peek into their day-to-day duties and responsibilities.

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