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3 Selected For NCAA Career in Sports Forum

3 Selected For NCAA Career in Sports Forum

Three recent graduates from the NCAC have been selected to participate in the 2017 NCAA Career in Sports Forum, set to take place in Indianapolis June 1-4.

The athletes selected from the NCAC include Allegheny track & field athlete Sara Von Dolln (Wilmington, NC/Wantagh, NY), Allegheny women's lacrosse player Alexa Maloney (Philadelphia, PA/Methacton) and Denison men's basketball player Devon Pitts (New Albany, OH/New Albany).

Participants who expressed an interest in pursuing a career in sports, and who were viewed as leaders on their campus, were invited to apply to attend the forum after a nomination by athletics administrators at their respective schools. Many current and past attendees are members of their Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), the student-athlete voice within the NCAA governance structure. The selection committee is comprised of administrators and coaches within the NCAA, many former forum participants themselves.

One of more than 45 annual conferences and seminars 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 on college athletics. The forum provides student-athletes interactive experiences with successful individuals in the sports business and a peek into their day-to-day duties and responsibilities. 

Forum attendees, with representation from 73 conferences, will hear from various keynote speakers and panelists, highlighted by Stevie Baker-Watson, associate vice president and director of athletics at DePauw University; Jason Burton, head women’s basketball coach at the Texas A&M University-Commerce; Clyde Doughty Jr, director of athletics at Bowie State University; Oliver Luck, NCAA executive vice president of regulatory affairs; Felicia Martin, vice president of the NCAA Eligibility Center; and Craig McPhail, director of athletics at Lees-McRae College. The participants also learn best practices for gaining employment and gathering a better understanding of what future expectations will be once they get a job in sports.

Sara Von Dolln Alexa Maloney Devon Pitts