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Greenville Student-Athlete Selected To Participate in NCAA Career in Sports Forum

Greenville Student-Athlete Selected To Participate in NCAA Career in Sports Forum

Greenville University softball player Caitlin Opp has been selected to participate in the NCAA Career in Sports Forum this summer in Indianapolis, Ind. Opp is one of 230 student-athletes from all divisions chosen to attend the forum which is open to those interested in working within the sports industry. 

"Future proofing the industry is one of the highest priorities for the Association," said Katrice Albert, executive vice president of Inclusion and Human Resources. "Our Career in Sports Forum supports this key strategic priority by providing talented, diverse, student-athlete participants with a richer and more fulsome understanding of the collegiate industry structure, the values that drive coaches and athletics administrators, and potential career pathways that the business offers. It is our hope that the Career in Sports Forum demystifies the opportunities for career exploration, entry, and success."

Opp, a junior at Greenville University, is a member of three-year member of the Panther softball team and recently completed an internship with the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. She will be in Indianapolis from May 31-June 3 and was selected by a committee from within the NCAA membership to be an attendee. 

Forum attendees, with representation from 64 conferences, will hear from various keynote speakers and panelists, highlighted by Jason Burton, head women's basketball coach at the Texas A&M University-Commerce; Clyde Doughty Jr, director of athletics at Bowie State University; 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.

This marks the 9th year the NCAA is holding a Career in Sports Forum, which is one of more than 40 annual conferences and seminars organized and directed by the NCAA leadership development department. 

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