May 5, 2014
University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics Department will be well represented at the 2014 NCAA Career in Sports Forum as soccer's Jen Larrick and rowing's Katherine Windsor were selected, announced recently by the NCAA. With over 1,100 applications, the two Gopher student-athletes were two of 200 selected to attend the event, which will take place at the NCAA National Office in Indianapolis, June. 5-8.
The Career in Sports Forum (CSF) is an annual educational forum hosted by the NCAA that brings together selected student-athletes for four days to learn and explore potential careers in sports, with the primary focus on intercollegiate athletics. The CSF is designed to assist student-athletes in charting their career paths, to give them the opportunity to network and to learn from current athletics professionals.
Windsor, the team captain of the rowing team, recently was awarded the department's Outstanding Leadership Award in Leadership and Service. Graduating this year, Windsor is attending graduate school in June. She hopes to get her masters of education and licenses in physical education, health, and developmentally adapted physical education K-12. Her long-term goal is to start a non-profit, which partners with community sports programs to provide funds, equipment, and transportation to kids who cannot afford to play otherwise.
Larrick, who transferred from Florida to Minnesota, competed in her first year with the Gophers as a junior last year. Larrick looks to get into college coaching following her athletic career and is currently in the intercollegiate program. She looks to concentrate on coaching studies, psychology and leadership within her major.
Nominated by the institution, Larrick and Windsor also took part in an application/resume process to complete the process:
-Why you have chosen to pursue a career in athletics
-Identify a positive impact athletics has on society and how to reinforce
-Identify one negative impact athletics has on society and how to address
-Explain how to emphasize the importance of high academic achievement to student-athletes
-Explain how to emphasize the importance of diversity and inclusion in athletics
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