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Friday June 6, 2014Cara Canington Attending NCAA Career in Sports Forum

Gainesville, Fla.

Former Florida lacrosse player Cara Canington is attending the NCAA Career in Sports Forum June 5-8 in Indianapolis. Canington was among 200 participants selected to attend out of an applicant pool of 1,100 current student-athletes and NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipients.


Canington was a redshirt senior on the 2014 Florida lacrosse team that swept the ALC regular season and tournament titles en route to an appearance in the NCAA Quarterfinals. She graduated summa cum laude in May 2013 with a B.S. in Sport Management and earned a master’s degree in Sport Management in May 2014.


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. 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 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. Many are members of their Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), the student-athlete voice within the NCAA governance structure.


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