Nashville --- Tennessee State University women's basketball guard Kim Haynes has been selected to participate in the 2011 NCAA Career in Sports Forum.
The forum will be held in Indianapolis, Ind., from June 12-15.
There were more than 1,100 student-athletes who were nominated for the forum while 850 completed applications. Kim Haynes was one of the 303 student-athletes who were selected to participate in 10 sport-specific coaching tracks and one administration track.
The coaching track includes the following sports for the 2011 Forum: cross country/track and field, basketball, field hockey, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. The administrator track will cover the internal and external operations of an intercollegiate athletics department, which includes, but not limited to: academics, communications, compliance, development, event management, marketing, etc.
"I'm excited about going to Indianapolis for the Forum," said Kim Haynes. "I think it will be a good opportunity for me to network and prepare for my life after TSU. I'm sure it will be very informative and I'll be ready to learn whatever it is that they teach me. I'm eager to learn all the tricks of trade and how to get into the coaching game."
A selection committee comprised of 12 members reviewed and scored each completed application. Based on each student-athlete's average score, score comparisons were conducted by track (e.g. administration, sport-specific coaching, etc.), where the top scoring applicants in their selected track were chosen as 2011 Forum participants.
"I'm very excited about this opportunity for Kim," said head women's basketball coach Tracee Wells. "The NCAA is working hard to educate our young leaders on ways to break into the coaching profession and become successful. This Career in Sports Forum is going to give Kim great perspective on what it will take to jump start her career in the sports arena. Athletes do more than just play sports. Some want to use what they've learned and pass it on to others. This opportunity will help Kim going into her senior year to get a jump start on her professional life after basketball. I'm so proud that she will be representing Tennessee State in Indianapolis this summer."