Department of Athletics

Huskies’ Brooke Cross Attends NCAA Career In Sports Forum

GORHAM, Maine – One of 230 current and former student-athletes selected to participate in the NCAA Career in Sports Forum, University of Southern Maine junior Brooke Cross (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy), a member of the Huskies’ softball team, spent the last weekend of May in Indianapolis at the NCAA Hall of Champions networking, polishing her career skills and exploring various professional tracks in collegiate athletics.

            In its ninth year, the NCAA Career in Sports Forum is a four-day event that welcomes student-athletes from across the NCAA Divisions and is designed with the primary focus of aiding student-athletes in their career pursuits after exhausting their athletic eligibility and earning their undergraduate degrees. Emphasizing careers in collegiate sports, professionals from a variety of careers in the field of athletics will be at the forum for networking opportunities. 

            Industry experts led discussions and panels in current topics including: how personal values intersect with career opportunities; how behavioral styles impact individual effectiveness; the key professional and career development information to assist with the transition from a student-athlete to a professional; and the role of the college coach or athletics administrator.   Participants will also be provided with an opportunity to network with peers as well as campus leaders and decision makers at the campus, conference and national level. READ MORE