INDIANAPOLIS – Junior field hockey midfielder CeCi Hodgkins (Cumberland, Maine) and senior football wide receiver Nick Marcella (North Bridgton, Maine) were chosen to represent Saint Anselm College at the 2015 NCAA Career in Sports Forum, the league announced late last month.
The Career in Sports Forum, an annual educational forum hosted by the NCAA, brings together 200 selected student-athletes to learn and explore potential careers in sports with the primary focus on intercollegiate athletics. This year's event takes place in Indianapolis on June 4-7.
Student-athletes will have the opportunity to network with and learn from current athletic professionals across all three affiliated divisions during the four-day forum. There is an assortment of speakers and panelists that the participants will hear from and then be able to discuss the materials in a small-group setting.
Hodgkins and Marcella were nominated by a member of the Saint Anselm Athletic Department, then applied and were accepted to attend this year's forum. In order to attend, they had to be athletically eligible as well as having participated in a sport during the current academic year.
Hodgkins is a double-major in mathematics and secondary education and aspires to be a high school math teacher and field hockey coach.
"Ever since I was young, I have always wanted to be a coach and teacher," Hodgkins said. "I am honored to have been selected to participate in the NCAA Career in Sports Forum so I can learn from experts all about the transition from student athlete to professional."
Marcella is a senior Communications major and was one of the 2014 football captains.
"Being nominated for the Forum is a tremendous honor and to be selected is quite humbling," Marcella said. "The student-athletes at Saint Anselm are dynamic individuals who excel on and off the courts and fields in which they participate in. To be recognized among them is a reflection of those who pushed me to be better every day."
The duo will head to the NCAA National office in Indianapolis this summer from June 4-7 with NCAA student-athletes from across the nation.