INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – Limestone College's Mallory Gardner and University of Mount Olive's Felecity Havens and Ablessing King have been chosen by a committee from within the NCAA membership to attend the 2018 NCAA Career in Sports Forum held May 31 - June 3 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Gardner is a junior from Knoxville, Tenn. Havens, a junior from Lorain, Ohio, is a member of the Mount Olive women's basketball team. King, a sophomore, is a member of the Mount Olive women's track & field team.
One of more than 40 annual conferences and seminars organized and directed by the NCAA leadership development department, the Career in Sports Forum provides college athletes with a broader scope of the career tracks available within the sports business, with the primary focus on college athletics. The forum provides student-athletes interactive experiences with successful individuals in the sports business and a peek into their day-to-day duties and responsibilities.
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.
The NCAA leadership development department provides professional and personal development for the entire Association, including student-athletes, coaches and administrators, through accessible resources, strategic partnerships and annual customized programming at little or no cost to the membership. For more information, please click here
Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletics conference made up of 11 teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Converse College, Emmanuel College, Erskine College, King University, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, University of Mount Olive, North Greenville University, and Southern Wesleyan University. Emmanuel College is currently completing the NCAA Membership Process and will be fully competing in league championships in the near future.