Two Athletes Score Trip to Sports Career Forum

Apr. 12, 2011

Two student-athletes from UT Dallas have been selected to participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Career In Sports Forum June 12-15 in Indianapolis.

The honorees are Brittany Ansel, a women’s soccer junior from Port Neches, Texas, and Ryan Miner, a baseball junior from Tyler, Texas.

Of the more-than-1,100 student-athletes nominated nationwide for the seminar, 86 came from 400 NCAA Division III schools.

Nationwide, 303 student-athletes have been selected to participate. The NCAA covers all the expenses of the student-athletes attending the four-day workshop.

During the forum, participants have the opportunity to explore careers in sports, with a primary focus on intercollegiate athletics. Participants will examine the key functions of a coach or administrator within sports. Foundational skills such as communication, networking and recruiting, among others, will be covered.

Participants will consider how their personal values intersect with opportunities when it comes to choosing a career in sports; better understand how behavioral styles impact individual effectiveness; and develop actionable plans for personal growth and development.

The student-athletes will also get a realistic view of the role of coach or administrator in collegiate athletics; examine the viability of selecting coaching, athletics administration and/or officiating as a full-time or part-time career; and benefit from the opportunity to network with key decision makers from member institutions and the NCAA.

Ansel has been a key part of the UT Dallas women's soccer team for three seasons, earning Most Valuable Player honors in 2009 and twice being named an American Southwest Conference All American.  She has been part of the ASC Academic All-Conference team two times. She will be attending the forum sessions on entering the coaching profession.

Miner is in his third year with the UT Dallas baseball team, and has seen playing time as a relief pitcher and outfielder. He has been active on the UT Dallas Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and will be exploring a career in college sports administration.


Media Contact: Bruce Unrue, UT Dallas, (972) 883-6308, bruceunrue@utdallas.edu
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu
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Brittany Ansel

Brittany Ansel has been a key part of the UT Dallas women's soccer team for three seasons and will attend forums on entering the coaching profession.

 

 

Ryan Miner has been active on the UT Dallas Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and will be exploring a career in college sports administration.       
Ryan Miner

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