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Carbone, Armbrust selected to NCAA Forum

Carbone, Armbrust selected to NCAA Forum

FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas student-athletes Emily Carbone and Seth Armbrust were selected to participate in the NCAA Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis, Ind., June 12-15, 2011.

Carbone is a member of the Razorback women’s tennis team and Armbrust is a safety for the Razorback football team. They are two of the 303 student-athletes from the 850 applicants selected to participate in the forum which explores careers in sports.

The NCAA Career in Sports Forum is designed to help student-athletes explore career opportunities in sport. The primary focus of the event is on collegiate athletics and will feature two tracks for participants to explore, coaching and athletic administration.

The coaching track will be conducted in a rotation of NCAA sponsored sports, with the 2011 Forum open to student-athletes who have interest in coaching the sports of: cross country/track and field, basketball, field hockey, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.

The administrator track will cover the internal and external operations of an intercollegiate athletics department, which includes, but not limited to: academics, communications, compliance, development, event management, marketing, etc.

"We are excited that Emily and Seth have been selected to participate in the NCAA Career in Sports Forum," vice chancellor and director of athletics Jeff Long said. "The seminar offers a tremendous opportunity to learn about the wide variety of career choices available in athletics. The Sports Forum is one of many student-athlete development programs we offer to our more than 460 student-athletes to equip them with skills that will help them in their future careers."

Programs for the four-day event will cover aspects of communication, networking, recruiting, managing culture, transitioning and budgeting. Those following the administration track will also participate in programs that cover academics, compliance, facilities, life skills, marketing and promotions and sports information.

Carbone is a junior from Lexington, Ky. She has posted a 23-16 record in singles heading into the 2011 NCAA Tournament, including a 5-1 mark at the No. 4 position. Her 23 victories tie for second on the team. She is also 10-7 in doubles, helping the Razorbacks go 17-9 with a No. 21 national ranking. She had 25 singles victories as a freshman and 18 last year as Arkansas earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament each season.

Armbrust has appeared in 14 games for the Razorbacks. He played in all 13 games of the 2009 season and the 2010 season opener against Tennessee Tech before suffering a season-ending injury in UA’s 44-3 win. In 2009, the Little Rock, Ark., native led the team with two blocked punts and was the lead blocker on kickoff returns while Dennis Johnson set a school record with 40 returns for 1,031 yards. Armbrust also returned five kicks for a total of 82 yards and made seven tackles in 2009.

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