May 21, 2021

57 Student-Athletes Participated in 2021 SEC Career Tour

By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (May 21, 2021) —–The Southeastern Conference on Thursday wrapped up the SEC Career Tour, which included participation by 57 student-athletes from all 14 SEC universities. The 2021 SEC Career Tour was conducted in a virtual format. This marks the sixth consecutive year the Conference has invited student-athletes from each of its institutions to participate in the career tour.

The goal of the career tour is to provide exposure for SEC student-athletes who are seeking career opportunities in various fields. The program allows student-athlete toconnect with human resource recruiters and submit resumes for entry-level jobs, internships and gain valuable knowledge of professional branding.

The group met virtually with executives at several corporations in the Dallas area including AT&T, Keurig Dr Pepper, The Richards Group and Spurs Sports & Entertainment. Growing Leaders served as the SEC Career Tour host.

The 57 student-athletes began the three-day program with a meeting with SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey on Tuesday. The group also learned from former SEC Career Tour participants about their preparation, unique experiences and how they leveraged relationships to obtain employment. On Wednesday, the group met with Randy Hain of Serviam Partners. He discussed ways to build effective business relationships and how to improve the quality and quantity of business relationships through authenticity, curiosity and other proven best practices.

On the final day of the Career Tour, CJ Stewart, Co-Founder/CEO of L.E.A.D., Inc. spoke on how he used the sport of baseball to overcome life obstacles and become a compassionate, engaged member of society.

The following student-athletes participated in the 2020 SEC Career Tour: Megan Abrams (Alabama’s Women’s Basketball); Hannah Barber (Alabama Women’s Basketball); Brynn Martin (Alabama Women’s Soccer); Alexa Cruz (Alabama Women’s Track & Field); Griffin James (Alabama Gymnastics); Grant Stuckey (Alabama Men’s Tennis); Laura Rijkers (Arkansas Women’s Tennis); Enrique Paya (Arkansas Men’s Tennis); Kendall Catalon (Arkansas Football); Kethlin Campbell (Arkansas Women’s Track & Field); Austin Reed (Arkansas Men’s Golf); Jessica Yamzon (Arkansas Gymnastics); Kiyae’ White (Auburn Women’s Basketball); Taylor St. Jacques (Auburn Equestrian); Kameron Brown (Auburn Football); Becky Browndorf (Florida Women’s Lacrosse); Brandon Becar (FloridaFootball); Jean Delance (Florida Football); Jazmyn Foberg (Florida Gymnastics); Alex Farrow (FloridaMen’s Swimming & Diving); Marlon Dunlap (Florida Football); Rachel Baumann (Georgia Gymnastics); PJ Horne (Georgia Men’s Basketball); Andrew Abruzzo (Georgia Men’s Swimming & Diving); Keegan Walsh (Georgia Men’s Swimming & Diving); Grant Norgan (Georgia Men’s Swimming & Diving); Azhani Tealer (KentuckyWomen’s Volleyball); Lauren Denham (Kentucky Women’s Swimming & Diving); Mason Wilby (Kentucky Men’s Swimming & Diving); Marissa Bosco (Kentucky Women’s Soccer); Gretchen Mills (Kentucky Women’s Soccer); Amanda Paschal (Kentucky Women’s Basketball); Luba Vasilyuk (LSU Women’s Tennis); Xavier Mulugata (LSU Men’s Track & Field); Alexandria Ham (LSU Women’s Swimming & Diving); Aubrey Sultemeier (Ole Miss Women’s Volleyball); Hamilton Hall (Ole Miss Football); Nick Broeker (Ole Miss Football); Avery Bugg (Ole Miss Women’s Volleyball); Lauren Hoselton (Ole Miss Women’s Track & Field); Shakira Austin (Ole Miss Women’s Basketball); Jaylon Reed (Mississippi State Football); Shayla Broughton (Mississippi State Women’s Track & Field); Cathrina Morris (Mississippi State Women’s Track & Field); Nykah Smith (Mississippi State Women’s Track & Field); Hailey Farrington-Bentil (Mississippi State Women’s Soccer); Ela Grimwood (Mississippi State Women’s Golf); Andi Bowman (Missouri Women’s Cross Country); Ja’Mari Ward (Missouri Men’s Track & Field); Micah Slaton (Missouri Men’s Swimming& Diving); Arielle Mack (Missouri Women’s Track & Field); Oliver Lane (Tennessee Football); Ava Bell (Tennessee Women’s Volleyball); Danielle Mahffey (Tennessee Women’s Volleyball); Trude Rothrock (Tennessee Women’s Swimming & Diving); Hannah Tillett (Tennessee Women’s Soccer); Tolulope Thomas-Ailara (Vanderbilt Football).