Select ACC Student-Athletes Participate in NCAA Career in Sports Forum

June 22, 2011

Greensboro, NC – The NCAA invited select student-athletes who have an interest in pursuing careers in sports administration or coaching to the NCAA Career in Sports Forum held last week from June 12-15. The second annual event held in Indianapolis, Ind., featured 15 ACC student-athletes from five ACC member institutions.

The NCAA Career in Sports Forum, through the use of two tracks, allows participants to examine the key functions of a coach or administrator within sports. The coaching track includes the following sports for the 2011 Forum: cross country/track and field, basketball, field hockey, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. The administrator track will cover the internal and external operations of an intercollegiate athletics department, which includes, but not limited to: academics, communications, compliance, development, event management, marketing, etc.

The forum aims to instruction participants on considering how their personal values intersect with opportunities when it comes to choosing a career in sports, better understanding how behavioral styles impact individual effectiveness and developing actionable plans for personal growth and development.

In addition, student-athletes will learn a realistic view of the role of coach or administrator in collegiate athletics, examine the viability of selecting coaching, athletics administration and/or officiating as a full-time or part-time career and benefit from the opportunity to network with key decision-makers from member institutions and the NCAA.

ACC participants:
Georgette Asfoura, Boston College
Ian Donahue, Boston College
Heather Garcia, Boston College
Blair Meiggs, North Carolina
Kevin Anding, Virginia
Simone Asque, Virginia
Meagan Gillespie, Virginia
Matthias Meyer, Virginia
Lance Roller, Virginia
Cara Murnan, Virginia Tech
Joseph Murray, Virginia Tech
Justine Record, Virginia Tech
Keith Ricks, Virginia Tech
Faith Adams, Wake Forest
Kadija Fornah, Wake Forest