Draper Selected To Participate In NCAA Career In Sports Forum In June
May 1, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - University of Memphis' Trey Draper has been tabbed to participate in the 2013 NCAA Career in Sports Forum (CSF) June 8-11, the NCAA office announced Wednesday. Draper, a junior on the Tigers basketball program in 2012-13, is on track to earn his bachelor's degree in Sport and Leisure Management this summer.
From the over 700 applications from all NCAA Division I, II and III institutions, Draper is one of 300 student-athletes selected to participate in the four-day event. Draper is the second Tigers hoops player to attend the NCAA Career in Sports Forum, as Preston Laird did so in June of 2011.
Draper has seen action in 21 career games, posting averages of 0.2 points and 0.1 rebounds. The 5-foot-10 guard hit his first career three-pointer in the Tigers' Conference USA Tournament semifinal win over Tulsa Mar. 15. Earlier in 2012-13, he hit a career-high two free throws in a home victory over UT Martin.
The Memphis, Tenn., native has been a member of Tigers teams that posted a combined 82-24 record (.774 winning percentage), won two Conference USA regular season titles (2011-12, 2012-13) and three C-USA Tournament crowns (2011, 2012, 2013), and earned three-straight NCAA Tournament berths (2011, 2012, 2013).
Hosted annually by the NCAA, the CSF brings together several hundred selected student-athletes to learn about careers in sports. The CSF works to dispel myths about careers in athletics, as well as, facilitate the opportunity to obtain industry trends and hot topics from current athletics professionals.
The CSF's objectives for the student-athletes in attendance include: 1. how their personal values intersect with career opportunities; 2. understand how behavioral styles impact individual effectiveness; 3. develop actionable plans for personal growth and development; 4. learn a realistic view of the roles of coach or administrator in collegiate athletics or conference offices, as well as, within sports law and the sports entertainment industry; 5. examine the viability of selecting coaching, athletics administration, sports law, sports media and entertainment, and/or officiating as a full-time or part-time career; and 6. network with key decision makers from member institutions, sports law, sports media and entertainment, and the NCAA.