June 5, 2014
MANHATTAN, Kan. – The NCAA Career in Sports Forum is underway in Indianapolis, and K-State volleyball senior Taylor Johnson is among the student-athletes learning about a future career in sports.
Selected out of more than 1,100 applicants, Johnson will join about 200 student-athletes and NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipients at the event, which goes until June 8.
Johnson, a three-year letterwinner with the Wildcats, is currently majoring in business management/human resources at Kansas State. Last year, the Grand Island, Nebraska native was named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team for the first time in her career while she was also tabbed to the Fall 2013 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. She currently serves as a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative as well.
The NCAA Career in Sports Forum, which was first held in 2010, is organized and directed by the NCAA Leadership Development department. It provides student-athletes with a broader scope of the career tracks available within the sports business, with the primary focus on intercollegiate athletics.
During this year’s forum, participants will hear 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 learn best practices for gaining employment and gathering a better understanding of what future expectations will be once they get a job.
Participants who expressed an interest in pursuing a career in sports and who were viewed as leaders on their campus were invited to the four-day Career In Sports Forum after their nomination year by athletics administrators at their respective schools.
For more information about the Career in Sports Forum, click here.