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Associate AD Scott, volleyball’s Chambers to attend Career in Sports Forum
April 12, 2011Tweet
The NCAA and Student-Athlete Affairs recently chose Associate Director 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 from June 12-15.
Chambers, chosen from a pool of 1,100 nominations and 850 applicants, will join more than 300 student-athletes in Indianapolis for the event. The NCAA Career in Sports Forum promotes 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.
A three-year letter winner, Chambers 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.”
Scott is in his second year as a facilitator for the forum and will explore topics such as communication, culture, networking, branding and budgeting 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 with in 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 football coach Tyrone Willingham and ESPN columnist/television personality Jemele Hill. Student-athletes can be educated either on a coaching or administrator track.