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Associate AD Scott and Volleyball’s Chambers to attend NCAA Career in Sports Forum
Event will take place June 12-15 in Indianapolis
April 6, 2011Tweet
VESTAL, N.Y. – The NCAA and Student-Athlete Affairs recently chose Associate Dircetor of Athletics for Student Services Ed Scott and volleyball’s Julie Chambers to take part in the 2011 NCAA Career in Sports Forum this June. Scott, who will be participating for the second straight year as a facilitator, and Chambers, as a student-athlete, will attend the four-day event held in Indianapolis, June 12-15.
Chambers, chosen from a pool of 1,100 nominations and 850 applicants, will join over 300 student-athletes in Indianapolis for the four-day event. The NCAA Career in Sports Forum prospers to promote student-athletes and their interest in a career in sports. The forum is an opportunity for student-athletes to explore and be educated on careers in sports, with a primary focus on intercollegiate athletics.
Chambers, a three-year letterwinner, is also President of the Student Athletes Advisory Committee (SAAC) and an intern with the sports marketing department. She is the first Binghamton University student-athlete to be selected for the forum.
“It’s a great honor for Julie,” head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. “She is a go-getter and takes advantage of the many opportunities that are afforded students and athletes. I am sure that she will do well at the forum.”
Associate Director of Athletics for Student Services, Ed Scott, is in his second year as a facilitator for the forum and will explore topics such as communication, culture, networking, branding and bugeting with the participating student-athletes. Scott is one of 16 facilitators chosen nationwide to serve as a mentor to participants and as an advisor to the NCAA Student-Affairs unit.
“It’s the purest thing I’ve been associated within intercollegiate athletics,” Scott said. “The forum is all about the kids who really want to work in the business, regardless of talent level.”
The dual track forum has attracted presenters like former Notre Dame and Washington University head coach, Tyrone Willingham and ESPN Columnist/Television personality, Jemele Hill. Student-athletes can be educated either on a coaching or administrator track.
This past fall, Chambers led the America East in assists with over nine per set. She was named AE Setter of the Week four times and was named to the 2010 America East Honor Roll.
Scott is completing his third year as associate AD at Binghamton after previously working in student services and academics at Louisville. He is a 2002 graduate of Albany and also received his master’s degree from Albany in 2006.