USU soccer’s Marissa Sanchez accepted to NCAA Career In Sports forum

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State soccer student-athlete Marissa Sanchez has been recognized as a selection to attend the 2011 NCAA Career in Sports Forum, May 11-14 in Indianapolis. Over 1,100 student-athletes applied and 303 were selected. Sanchez, a junior forward and native of Twin Falls, Idaho, is majoring in exercise science. She played in all 21 matches this season and started 17 times. Sanchez tallied one goal and one assist for the total of three points on the season. The Forum will provide student-athletes with the opportunity to learn more about careers in sports, particularly in intercollegiate athletics. Participants will examine the key functions of coaches and administrators within college sports, with an emphasis on communication, networking, recruiting, managing culture, transitioning and budgeting. The event is meant to help student-athletes consider how their personal values intersect with opportunities in sports and teach them how behavioral styles impact effectiveness. Each student-athlete will develop a plan for growth and career development and will have the opportunity to network. Following the 2010 season, the Aggie soccer team earned the National Soccer Coaches of America/adidas Team Academic Award after posting a 3.32 grade point average. It is the eighth-straight year that the Aggies have been honored with the NSCAA award.The Aggies also concluded a very successful season on the field. Utah State ended the season with a 9-7-5 record, advancing to the WAC Tournament semifinal match. With a 5-2-1 record, USU was Co-WAC regular-season champions with San Jose State.-USU-

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