Fall 2010 Issue

Sports Beat

Thompson Prepares for Career in Sports

Women’s basketball senior Christina Thompson represented Barry at the 2010 NCAA Career in Sports Forum held May 11-14 in Indianapolis.

“The Forum was not only informative, but empowering,” Thompson said. “It was a privilege to represent Barry among the future leaders of college sports.”

The Forum was a four-day event through which selected student-athletes explored and were educated on careers in sports, with a primary focus on collegiate athletics. This Forum was provided to participants at no cost, with the NCAA covering airfare, lodging and meals. Through the use of dual tracks, participants examined the key functions of a coach or administrator within sports. Foundational skills such as communication, networking, recruiting, managing culture, transitioning and budgeting were covered.