(Story taken from the Southwestern University website)
GEORGETOWN, Texas - Southwestern sophomore baseball player Nate Shipp and junior Shae Seagraves were selected to participate in the Career in Sports Forum sponsored by the NCAA. The duo will travel to Indianapolis May 11-14 for the educational and professional development seminars.
The Career in Sports Forum, formally known as the National
Student-Athlete Development Conference, is a four-day event that
exposes student-athletes to careers in sports, specifically
collegiate athletics. This forum will shift its focus from personal
development (life during college) to career development (life in
college and beyond).
"The Forum will teach foundational skills such as communication, networking, recruiting, managing culture change, transitioning and budgeting," states the NCAA. "Participants will dvelop action plans for personal growth, learn realistic views of the roles of coaches and administrators, and in the end dispel some of the myths about careers in athletics. College athletics personnel will take part in the Forum as facilitators, presenters and mentors."
The Forum will be conducted in a two-year rotation for student-athletes who participate in NCAA sports on their campus. This year's rotation was open to student-athletes in baseball, basketball, bowling, football, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.
Shipp and Seagraves will join 400 other student-athletes from Division I - Division III at the conference and are the only representatives from the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.