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Johnston and Aloizos Selected For NCAA Career in Sports Forum
June 4, 2013
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INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA and its Leadership Development Department announced the list of 300 student-athletes that will participate in the Career in Sports Forum (CSF) and recent graduate Taylor Johnston and senior-to-be Kyra Aloizos were among them. The forum, which provides education on career development and potential career opportunities, will take place June 8-11 in Indianapolis.
“We are extremely excited for both Taylor and Kyra to have been selected as participants for this year’s NCAA Career in Sports Forum,” Associate Director of Athletics for Student Services Ed Scott said. “Having facilitated the forum for two years, I know first-hand how valuable this experience will be for both of these talented student-athletes. Their selection to the Career in Sports Forum demonstrates the high caliber student-athletes that Binghamton University recruits.”
Johnston, a four-year letterwinner on the men’s basketball team, recently graduated in May with a degree in economics and is now enrolled in Binghamton’s MBA program. Aloizos, a member of the women’s basketball team, is a dual English and studio art major and will conclude her undergraduate work next year.
A committee of administrators from member institutions, conference offices and affiliate member organizations decided on the final group which encompasses student-athletes from Divisions I, II and III. Johnston and Aloizos were selected from a pool of over 1,000 nominations and more than 700 applicants, becoming the second and third Binghamton student-athletes to participate in the four-day event. In 2011, former volleyball player Julie Chambers enjoyed the opportunity to explore and be educated on careers in sports, with a primary focus on intercollegiate athletics.
The CSF brings career leaders together to discuss their professional career paths and to enlighten student-athletes on career choices and future decision they’ll need to consider. Some of the session topics include discussion on skills sets needed to perform at the highest level, non-traditional careers in athletics, best practices in athletics administration, personal and professional branding, resources for applying to graduate school and human resources hiring processes.
The dual track forum has attracted past presenters like former University of Notre Dame and University of Washington head football coach Tyrone Willingham and ESPN Columnist/Television personality Jemele Hill. Student-athletes can either be educated on a coaching or administrator track.
Johnston and Aloizos are continuing a lineage of Binghamton representatives at the national and regional Career in Sports Forums. Associate Director of Athletics for Student Services Ed Scott was a facilitator at the forum in 2010 and 2011, while Assistant Director for Student-Athlete Development Linda Reynolds participated in the regional forum in Pittsburgh in the fall of 2011. Also attending the regional forum with Reynolds were Binghamton graduates Cazal Arnett and Chris Veney.