By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
More than 700 applications were submitted from Division I, II and III institutions and USF’s recent graduates joined the group of 300 that were selected for the annual event.
Attendees will get an in-depth look at careers in athletics with current professionals on hand to provide information on trends in the industry and much more. The select group will develop plans for personal growth and learn about the roles of a coach and administrators in college athletics along with being able to network with key decision-makers from member institutions, sports law, sports media and the NCAA.
Oakley graduated with a degree in communication after competing on the USF track and field team since 2009. The Springfield, Pa., native specialized in hurdle events and also ran long distance events on the Bulls’ cross country team. Aside from sports, Oakley has been an active member of USF’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and contributed on a number of community service projects.
Flowers graduated with a degree in health sciences after helping the USF women’s basketball team book a trip to the NCAA tournament this year. The 6-foot-1 forward played in 65 games since her freshman campaign in 2009-10 and also was an active SAAC member throughout her college career.