May 31, 2012
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State volleyball student-athlete Alyssa Everett has been selected to attend the 2012 NCAA National Career in Sports Forum, June 7-10, 2012 in Indianapolis, Ind. Over 650 student-athletes completed the application and 300 were selected to participate in the program.
Everett, a senior middle blocker from Perry, Utah (Box Elder HS/College of Southern Idaho) is majoring in physical education teaching and was accepted for the volleyball coaching track at the forum. She earned academic all-Western Athletic Conference honors as well as USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete award last year. On the court, she totalled 80 blocks in 23 matches, averaging 1.27 blocks per set.
The NCAA National Career in Sports Forum is an educational forum where selected student-athletes will learn and explore careers in sports, sports law, and sports entertainment with a primary focus on intercollegiate athletics. By achieving the following objectives, the forum is effectively marketing careers in coaching, administration, officiating, sports law and sports entertainment as viable professions. Additionally, the forum is working to dispel myths about careers in athletics, as well as, facilitate the opportunity to obtain information from future athletics professionals.
The Forum will provide student-athletes with the opportunity to learn more about careers in sports, particularly in intercollegiate athletics. Participants will examine the key functions of coaches and administrators within college sports, with an emphasis on communication, networking, recruiting, managing culture, transitioning and budgeting. The event is meant to help student-athletes consider how their personal values intersect with opportunities in sports and teach them how behavioral styles impact effectiveness. Each student-athlete will develop a plan for growth and career development and will have the opportunity to network.
Everett is the only student-athlete from the WAC attending the forum, as well as one of six student-athletes from the state of Utah, joining four from Utah Valley and one from Utah.
This is the seventh-straight year that Utah State will be represented by at least one student-athlete, as well as the second time in three years from the volleyball team. USU was represented by soccer player Marissa Sanchez in 2011, volleyball players Whitney Mendivil and Shantell Durrant in 2010, football player Peter Caldwell in 2009, gymnast Heather Heinrich in 2008, football player Nnamdi Gwacham in 2007 and men's golfer Preston Otte in 2006.
USU volleyball opens the 2012 season by hosting the Utah State Invitational, sponsored by Gossner Foods, on Aug. 24-25, welcoming in-state foes Utah, Southern Utah and Weber State, along with Portland.
Utah State volleyball tickets are available by contacting the USU Ticket Office at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or by phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or (435) 797-0305.
Fans can follow the Aggie volleyball program at twitter.com/USUVolleyball or on facebook at facebook.com/USUVolleyball. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on facebook at facebook.com/USUAthletics.
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