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Rick George Leads Colorado’s Focus on the Health and Well-Being of Student-Athletes

Posted  04/2/19
“As we developed our three-year goals for our strategic plan, it became clear to me we were falling short in the mental health area of our athletes. That led to some changes on how we approach the total wellness of our student-athletes.” Colorado Athletic Director Rick George is constantly looking for ways to improve. A major area where his depart is leading the way is the mental health and well...

You Want Student Athletes On Your Team

Posted  03/14/19
Valuing the hustle, grit and determination of the student athlete  • BY LEE MAXEY Lee Maxey is CEO of MindMax, a marketing and enrollment management services company. He can be reached at editor@CLOmedia.com. March Madness is upon us. Each year at this time, the annual NCAA Division I college tournament determines which men’s and women’s basketball team will be crowned national champions. After the celebrations end and graduations pass, what happens to the...

InXAthlete Announces Partnership with the University of Colorado Boulder Athletic Department

Posted  01/31/19
BOULDER - InXAthlete announced their partnership with the flagship university of the state of Colorado, University of Colorado Boulder, to better connect student-athlete graduates with high-quality employers. InXAthlete is an online employment platform, free for job candidates, that connects student athletes with employers who value the skills that athletes translate into the business world. The platform's proprietary online interface was created for student athletes by student athletes to provide a...

The Increasingly Stronger Case For Hiring 'Athlete' Employees

Posted  11/8/18
  As I’ve noted in prior columns, there’s a surging interest in the hiring and job placement of collegiate athletes, for good reason. Not all collegiate athletes aspire to go “pro.” Even for the NFL, which chooses 200 candidates in its 7 rounds of draft at the end of each season, the odds of a collegiate player going professional are abysmally small. The chances are smaller still for professional basketball, soccer...

Life After College Hockey

Posted  05/24/18
  When your college hockey career is over and it’s on to the working world, you’re going to have to make some adjustments. For one thing, you probably won’t be able to stay on that 4,000-calories-per-day diet. (Commuting isn’t exactly penalty killing when it comes to burning off the calories.) Dropping the gloves will be an even worse idea now. The crease will only matter on trousers. But some—many, in...

Former Lehigh athletes team up to create student athlete job-search site

Posted  03/14/18
Former Lehigh wrestler Max Wessell, ’16, and men's lacrosse player Cody Ferraro, ’15, created InXAthlete, a job-search website for student athletes. They came up with the idea for the service during their time as undergraduate athletes. (Photo Illustration by Kate Morrell) BY CATHERINE MANTHORP —  Link - www.brownandwhite.com/2018/03/07/lehigh-athletes-inxathlete-feature/   All-American Max Wessell, ’16, and Cody Ferraro, ’15, met when they were freshmen at Lehigh. Wessell was on the wrestling team, and Ferraro...

Former Lions Coach Weighs in on the Professional Future of Former Student Athletes

Posted  02/28/18
According to the NCAA, only 1.5 percent of collegiate football players will go pro. A higher percentage of baseball players will advance to the pro leagues (9.1 percent), but overall the trend is the same: college and high school are the end of most sports careers. So is all that time and effort for nothing? Absolutely not. Through years of disciplined training and teamwork, athletes build the qualities that most employers...

As It Turns out, Athletes Make the Best Employees

Posted  02/26/18
    Brandon Simister was a shy kid. Awkward with girls and intimidated by the spotlight, the skinny kid from St. George, Utah, had one big thing going his way—he was good at basketball. Around athletics his whole life, Simister was a self-professed “gym rat” who was more comfortable with a basketball in his hand than just about anything else.   As he grew from a high school kid starting...

5 Master Tips for Student Athlete Success

Posted  02/20/18
    Every student athlete wants to succeed. On top of a rigorous academic schedule, student athletes choose to devote 40+ hours a week to their sport. This life is not a typical or relaxing one, but it is fulfilling. It takes a person with a special drive to live the daily life of a student athlete. Below are five tips for student athletes they should master for success.   1)...

Learning to Punch Challenges in the Face

Posted  02/16/18
 Leaving Ward Melville High School in Long Island, New York, I was a high school All-American, All-Long Island team member and captain of one of the best high school lacrosse teams in the nation. I had it all planned out; I was going to go to college, repeat my success, and call it a day. Fast forward to my first practice at Lehigh University in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. It was a...