Irish and Elias Selected to Attend NCAA Career in Sports Forum

Irish and Elias Selected to Attend NCAA Career in Sports Forum
Women's basketball player Chloe Irish and football player Anthony Elias are two of the 300 student-athletes selected nationwide to attend the NCAA Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis June 8-11.

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – Lake Erie College student-athletes Chloe Irish (LaGrange, Ohio/Keystone) and Anthony Elias (Cortland, Ohio/Lakeview) will be among the nearly 300 participants receiving education on career development and potential career opportunities in athletics at the NCAA Career in Sports Forum June 8-11 in Indianapolis.

Irish, a rising fifth-year senior on the women’s basketball team, and Elias, a redshirt junior on the football team, were selected by a committee of administrations from member institutions, conference offices and affiliate organizations. Lake Erie Assistant Athletic Director for Sport Operations and Senior Woman Administrator Lisa Liotta is a member of that committee.  

The NCAA Career in Sports Forum brings career leaders together to discuss their professional career paths and to enlighten student-athletes on career choices.  Topics for discussion include skills sets needed to perform at the highest level; nontraditional careers in athletics; best practices in athletics administration; personal and professional branding and others. There are also small-group sessions to discuss key issues and develop leadership roles. The student-athletes will also engage in dialogue with senior administrators from the NCAA national office and will have a formal networking dinner with NCAA administrators.  

This is the third straight year the NCAA has hosted the Career in Sports Forum.  In 2011, women’s basketball player Liz Stephens was selected to attend while last year women’s lacrosse player Julia Kudla participated in the event.

The Career in Sports Forum is part of the NCAA Leadership Development program. For more information, visit