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Murphy and Hinton Attend NCAA Career in Sports Forum
Fifth annual event was held in Indianapolis June 5-8
June 10, 2014Tweet
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VESTAL, N.Y. – Women’s basketball forward Morgan Murphy and track & field middle distance runner Shavonna Hinton recently took part in the Fifth Annual NCAA Career in Sports Forum. The event was held June 5-8 in Indianapolis.
Organized and directed by the NCAA Leadership Development department, the Career in Sports Forum was created to provide student-athletes with a broader scope of the career tracks available within the sports business, with the primary focus on intercollegiate athletics. The forum provides student-athletes interactive experiences with successful individuals in sports business and a peek into their day-to-day duties and responsibilities.
During the forum, participants heard from keynote speakers and panelists – including former University of Tennessee women’s athletics director emeritus Joan Cronan, Rice University athletics director Joe Karlgaard and WISH-TV Indianapolis sports anchor Anthony Calhoun – and also learned best practices for gaining employment and gathering a better understanding of what future expectations will be once they get a job.
Murphy and Hinton were among 200 current student-athletes selected from over 1,100 applicants. Being a part of the program left a lasting impact on both of them.
“For me attending the Career in Sports Forum was an opportunity to develop my professional self,” Hinton said. “This forum opened my eyes to a whole new side of collegiate athletics and exposed me to many career options at university and national level as well as outside of college. I have a new found appreciation for just what it takes to run a successful athletic program and the NCAA at large.”
“The NCAA Career in Sports Forum was an incredible experience that I’ll never forget,” Murphy said. “The other student-athletes and I had the privilege of exploring some of the different job opportunities out there within the NCAA and professional sports. We also discussed the importance of networking, applying your personal values to your career, and making sacrifices while serving others. We also had the chance to meet and listen to many successful professionals speak on these issues.”