June 19, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Fayetteville State student-athletes Ernest Hawkins and JaMisha Jordan recently took part in the 2013 NCAA Career in Sports Forum held June 8-11 in Indianapolis. Hawkins and Jordan were among 300 student-athletes selected from Divisions I, II and III to take part in the four-day event. The purpose of the forum focused on assisting student-athletes with making a successful transition from competition to their future profession in intercollegiate athletics.
Hawkins, a junior cross country runner from Raleigh, was an All-CIAA performer this past season for the Broncos. He competed in all five of the team’s events and ran one unattached. Hawkins won his first career event at the NCCU Eagles Cross Country Classic, and ended the season with a tenth place finish at the CIAA Championships.
Jordan is a libero on the Lady Bronco volleyball squad and a native of Fayetteville. She played in all 34 matches last season as FSU won its fourth CIAA Championship in program history. Jordan earned CIAA First Team All-Conference and CIAA All-Tournament Team honors. She led the league with 578 digs and 78 service aces. Jordan also ranked fourth nationally in aces per set (.66) and 51st in digs per set (4.86).
Hawkins and Jordan were two of six student-athletes from Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) institutions to be selected for the event. The four other individuals included Adolphus Barron (Lincoln), Ya’Shonti Bridgers (Elizabeth City State), Shana Brown (Lincoln) and Altoinette Carothers (Lincoln).
An event hosted annually by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Career in Sports Forum brings career leaders together to discuss their professional career paths and to enlighten student-athletes on career choices and future decisions they will need to consider.
The student-athletes who were chosen for the Career in Sports Forum were selected by a committee consisting of administrators from member institutions, conference offices and affiliate member organizations. The 2013-14 Ethnic Minority & Women’s Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship recipients were also included.