Brueggeman Selected for NCAA Career in Sports Forum

Sat 5-10-2014

St. Bonifacius, Minn. – Volleyball and Women's Basketball student-athlete Samantha Brueggeman has been selected to attend the NCAA's Career in Sports Forum. An extremely exclusive event, the forum is hosted at NCAA national headquarters in Indianapolis and helps current and recently graduated student-athletes explore and plan for a career in sports.

Brueggeman, who competed for Crown in two sports as a junior last season, was one of 200 applicants selected to attend the event which will be held from June 5-8. Each application is judged on a merit based system that considers the applicants resume, along with a narrative describing why they have chosen to pursue a career in athletics, their views on the positive and negative roles athletics play in our society, and how they would emphasize academic success and inclusion as a future coach or administrator working in college athletics.

This past year, Samantha served as the president of the Crown College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the secretary of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference SAAC. Sam has been instrumental in furthering Crown's partnership with local Special Olympics groups, leading Crown's SAAC to a fundraising award for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge and orchestrating the hosting of a local Special Olympics Poly Hockey team on campus. Samantha has also taken the lead in planning the annual Crown College Athletics Banquet, being a part of the event since its inception three years ago.

In addition to her work as a student-athlete representative, Brueggeman has worked for the Crown marketing department as a social media and production specialist and has completed many marketing projects for the Crown athletic department.

Brueggeman has served as a team captain and is a regular on the conference's Academic All-Conference list. Her selection for this amazing opportunity highlights what a fantastic student-athlete and campus leader Sam is. The Crown athletic department is extremely proud of Samantha and is excited to have her represent Crown at the Career in Sports Forum this summer.

story courtesy of Crown College SID Luke Herbert