Thursday, April 4, 2019
7 to 9:30 p.m. (Eastern time)
Amalie Arena (Firestick Grill), 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL
, Firestick Grill
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL
Free hors d’oeuvres, beverages, parking, Champion magazine cover photo and Women's Final Four back-of-the-house tour.
Whether Tampa is your home-town or is where you now live and work, come meet up with your “next team” — former college athletes from all NCAA schools, sports and professions, who are eager to connect professionally.
You'll hear from Colleen Healy, the first ever women’s basketball player walk-on to be offered a full scholarship at UConn (guard, team captain in her final season). Healy will briefly share her life after sport journey since graduating from UConn in 1994 and how her college classroom and on-court experience helped her rise through a career in the industries of pharmaceutical, digital health education and information sciences.
Based in Tampa, Florida, Healy served as senior director of medical education at Medscape Education by WebMD before launching ORCA Leadership, LLC in 2019 with co-founder and former Duke women’s basketball student-athlete Missy West. Healy is lead consultant and motivational speaker in areas of career transition, personal branding and sales strategy and co-director of Beyond the Game basketball academy.
Brought to you by NCAA After the Game, each networking event attracts a diverse mix of the larger former college athlete community. Professionals from all industries and career levels find career and business-to-business opportunities. Others reconnect with fellow teammates and former athletics conference foes, as well as discover shared interests in working out together, joining recreational sport teams and volunteering together in serving their local community
- 6:45 p.m. Arrival and security bag check at Amalie Arena's west side. When coming from the Ford Thunder Alley plaza, enter through the Premium Entrance (far right door).
- 7 to 7:45 p.m. Women’s Final Four Back-of-the-House tours departing every 10 minutes from the Firestick Grill foyer. This is a 15-minute walking tour led by NCAA women’s basketball staff. You'll see the team lockers, media room and ESPN broadcast areas before returning to the networking event in Firestick Grill.
- 8:15 p.m. Brief remarks from the NCAA; featured speaker Colleeen Healy, a former UConn women's basketball student-athlete; NCAA prize drawing.
- 9:30 p.m. Adjournment.
Attire: Business casual. Show your pride by wearing your school's colors or logo.
This event is exclusive to former NCAA student-athletes age 21 and older who have no remaining eligibility in NCAA athletics competition.
Questions? Contact Monica Miller.