Utah All-America gymnast Maddy Stover has been invited by the NCAA to attend the Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis, Indiana.
According to the NCAA, the annual forum "brings together 200 student-athletes to learn and explore potential careers in sports, with the primary focus on college athletics."
During the four-day event, student-athletes receive assistance in charting their career paths, network and learn from current athletics professionals.
Stover, a junior co-captain for Utah's Pac-12 Championship team, who is majoring in communications, was one of 10 Pac-12 student-athletes invited by the NCAA to attend the forum. Her Utah career highlights include; being a 2nd-team All-American on beam (regular season), 1st-team All-Pac-12 Conference on beam, Leadoff performer for Utah's 2015 NCAA runner-up team, 6 career victories (all on beam), has hit 29-32 career routines, 2017 Utah gymnastics co-captain, Co-president of Utah's student-athlete Crimson Council and Two-time NACGC Scholar All-American.
The Fullerton, California native who helped Utah place fifth at the 2017 NCAA Championships, has numerous accolades that she racked up before coming to Utah, including, being a Three-time Junior Olympic NATIONAL Champion and 2013 J.O. all-around champion.
The forum takes place June 1-4 at the NCAA national office.
Press release courtesy of UtahUtes.com
INDIANAPOLIS-Utah All-America gymnast Maddy Stover was one of 10 Pac-12 student-athletes invited by the NCAA to attend the Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis, June 1-4. She will be among 230 current student-athletes representing 73 conferences at the forum.
A junior co-captain for Utah's 2017 Pac-12 Championship team, Stover is the president of Utah's Crimson Council-a student-athlete advisory committee. The Fullerton, Calif., native and two-time Pac-12 All-Academic selection helped Utah place fifth at the 2017 NCAA Championships. She is majoring in communication.
College athletes who expressed an interest in pursuing a career in sports, and who were viewed as leaders on their campus, were invited to apply to attend the forum after a nomination by athletics administrators at their respective schools. The selection committee was comprised of administrators and coaches within the NCAA.
The Career in Sports Forum provides college athletes with a broader scope of the career tracks available within the sports business, with the primary focus on college athletics. The forum provides student-athletes interactive experiences with successful individuals in the sports business and a peek into their day-to-day duties and responsibilities.
Forum attendees will hear from various keynote speakers and panelists and will also learn best practices for gaining employment and gathering a better understanding of what future expectations will be once they get a job in sports.