INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Three Marist student-athletes - senior Kristina Danella (Manalapan, N.J.) of women's basketball, recent graduate Maggie Kolb (Fabius, N.Y.) from women's crew and junior Gabriella Lutjen (Smithtown, N.Y.) from the volleyball team - will be attending the NCAA Career in Sports Forum this weekend, June 7-10, at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis.
Open to student-athletes from all three NCAA divisions, Danella, Kolb and Lutjen were three of only 300 student-athletes selected to attend the forum, out of a pool of over 600 applicants. Students had to request to be nominated through their academic advisor. Once nominated, they had to complete an application which included several essay questions inquiring about service, their goals, career aspects, etc.
About the NCAA Career in Sports Forum
The NCAA Career in Sports Forum is an educational forum where selected student-athletes will learn and explore careers in sports, sports law and sports entertainment with a primary focus on intercollegiate athletics. By achieving the following objectives, the forum is effectively marketing careers in coaching, administration, officiating, sports law and sports entertainment as viable professions. Additionally, the forum is working to dispel myths about careers in athletics, as well as, facilitate the opportunity to obtain information from future athletics professionals.
- Participants will consider how their personal values intersect with career opportunities.
- Participants will better understand how behavioral styles impact individual effectiveness.
- Participants will develop actionable plans for personal growth and development.
- Participants will learn a realistic view of the roles of coach or administrator in collegiate athletics or conference offices, as well as, within sports law and the sports entertainment industry.
- Participants will examine the viability of selecting coaching, athletics administration, sports law, sports media and entertainment, and/or officiating as a full-time or part-time career.
- Participants will network with key decision makers from member institutions, sports law, sports media and entertainment, and the NCAA