Moir Participates in NCAA Career in Sports Forum|
June 13, 2014
CINCINNATI, Ohio – The University of Cincinnati women’s golf student-athlete Mackenzie Moir (Louisville, Ky./Sacred Heart Academy) was recently selected to participate at the NCAA Career in Sports Forum which ran June 5-8 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The junior was one of just 200 current student-athletes selected for the event out of a pool of more than 1,100 applicants.
“It was an honor to represent the University of Cincinnati this past weekend at the NCAA National Office in Indianapolis for the NCAA Career in Sports Forum,” stated Moir. “As an aspiring collegiate coach and administrator it was the perfect opportunity to expand my horizon on the sports industry.”
Organized and directed by the NCAA Leadership Development department, the Career in Sports Forum was created to provide student-athletes with a broader scope of the career tracks available within the sports business, with the primary focus on intercollegiate athletics. Now in its fifth year, the forum provides student-athletes interactive experiences with successful individuals in sports business and a peek into their day-to-day duties and responsibilities.
During the forum, participants heard 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 learned best practices for gaining employment and gathering a better understanding of what future expectations will be once they get a job.
“I had the opportunity to listen and interact with many professionals over the four days, including NCAA President Dr. Mark Emmert,” continued Moir. “They both preached the values of hard work, integrity and leadership and how these values are developed in student-athletes lives through athletics. Joan Cronan was especially inspiring because of her role in the advancement of women's athletics.”
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.