Two Razorbacks Selected To NCAA Forum

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Graduating Arkansas student-athletes Chanell Clark-Bibbs of women’s volleyball and Nicholas Thomas-Smith of football have been selected to attend the 2016 NCAA Career in Sports Forum from June 2-5 in Indianapolis.

Clark-Bibbs and Thomas-Smith are two of approximately 200 student-athletes who were chosen to participate in the annual educational forum, where they will have the opportunity to learn and explore potential careers in sports, primarily college athletics.

This unique, four-day forum is designed to assist student-athletes in charting their career paths. The forum is a prime opportunity to network with peers, as well as key decision-makers at the campus, conference and national level of college athletics.

“I feel very honored to have been selected to participate in the Career in Sports Forum,” Clark-Bibbs said. “It will give me insight on possible career paths and allow me to network with different people across the country.”

As attendees, Clark-Bibbs and Thomas-Smith will hear from a variety of speakers and panelists during large, general sessions, as well as engage with their peers in focused, small-group classroom discussions.

The cutting-edge topics brought to the attending student-athletes by industry experts include: How personal values intersect with career opportunities, how behavioral styles impact individual effectiveness, the key professional and career development information that assists with transition from a student-athlete to a professional and the role of the intercollegiate coach or athletic administrator.

“It’s truly an honor to be able to attend the forum,” Thomas-Smith said. “It amazes me to see how Arkansas Athletics has continued to bless me with opportunities during and after my football career.”

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