Contact: Mark Albanese, Director of Sports Communication
TACOMA, Wash. - Pacific Lutheran University football student-athlete Doug James was selected to attend the NCAA Career in Sports Forum held at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, from May 31 to June 3.
The Career in Sports Forum, an annual educational forum hosted by the NCAA, brings together 200 student-athletes from all three divisions to learn and explore potential careers in sports, with the primary focus on college athletics. This unique, four-day forum is designed to assist student-athletes in charting their career paths, as well as provide an opportunity to network and learn from current athletics professionals.
James becomes the fourth Lute in as many years to be selected to attend the prestigious event. Men's golf student-athlete Kyle Drugge attended the 2017 forum while women's soccer's Nicoya Benham-Marin and volleyball's Amy Wooten attended the 2016 and 2015 events, respectively.
James has been a standout on the gridiron and in the classroom. The senior kinesiology major tallied 25 tackles last season for the Lutes, including four tackles for loss and three sacks. Away from the field, James serves as a kinesiology tutor and the was the kinesiology department's nominee for the 2018 SHAPE American Major of the Year Award.