Alabama diver Dakota Toner will be one of five Southeastern Conference student-athletes that will take part in the NCAA’s Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis June 1-4. A committee from within the NCAA membership selected more than 200 student-athletes nationwide to take part in the forum.
“Supporting NCAA student-athlete leaders with their education is a key goal for the Association,” said Bernard Franklin, NCAA executive vice president of education and community engagement and chief inclusion officer. “Our Career in Sports Forum puts student-athletes and postgraduate scholarship recipients in a non-traditional academic setting where they can learn directly from successful leaders, which can have a positive impact on their future after graduation.”
A scorer at the Southeastern Conference Championships, Toner is a three-year NCAA Zone B Championship competitor who graduated in May with a degree in consumer sciences with a concentration in consumer affairs while carrying a career grade point average of 3.88. A multiple President’s List (4.0 grade point average) honoree, the Palm City, Fla., native was a four-year member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll who also earned CSCAA Scholar All-America honors during her Crimson Tide tenure.
One of more than 45 annual conferences and seminars organized and directed by the NCAA leadership development department, 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.
The NCAA leadership development department provides professional and personal development for the entire Association, including student-athletes, coaches and administrators, through accessible resources, strategic partnerships and annual customized programming at little or no cost to the membership.
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