Murray State track & field student-athlete, Aubrey Main, recently attended the NCAA Career in Sports Forum at the home office in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The NCAA Career in Sports Forum selected 200 student-athletes to learn and explore potential careers in sports, with the primary focus being on college athletics.

The NCAA had several current professionals attend the event and share in topics including: how personal values intersect with career opportunities, how behavioral styles impact individual effectiveness, key professional and career development information to assist with transition from a student-athlete to a professional and the role of the college coach or athletics administrator.

Main, from Huntingburg, Ind., said she always had a feeling that she would like to have a career in athletics.

“Athletics has helped me all through my life,” she said. “I’ve always been in sports and my parents have. But I never knew how to get my foot in the door, so this conference (at the NCAA office) helped me realize the steps I need to take to get that started.”  

Main just completed an outstanding senior year with the Racers’ track & field squad. At the Ohio Valley Conference Championships, she won the heptathlon competition and led the way as the Racers placed 1-2-3 for the first time in school history. She claimed the OVC title with a school-record 5,012 points and became the first Racer in history to win the heptathlon. Main, is on track to graduate this summer with an MBA from Murray State.

Dave Winder
Associate AD – Media Relations
Murray State University

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