Aug. 3, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -
University of Wyoming Athletics recently agreed to a multi-year partnership with Career Athletes. The partnership between Career Athletes and the University of Wyoming athletic department provides a national representation of unique networking opportunities and career development resources for current and alumni athletes.
"We are excited about our new relationship with Career Athletes," said Josh Rebholz, UW Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development and Revenue Enhancement. "We look forward to improving our efforts to connect with and further engage our alumni athletes in Wyoming Athletics. I believe that our partnership with Career Athletes will provide additional value to current W-Club members (University of Wyoming's letterwinners' club), and will give our alumni athletes the platform where they can reconnect and share their expertise with our current student-athletes."
This Online Career Community Network will provide benefits such as mentoring, professional networking, virtual career coaching and 12 years of best practices from the leading and largest career services organization assisting athletes, athletic departments and campus career centers. The University of Wyoming "Community Network" consists of current and alumni athletes from the institution as well as local, regional and national employers all managed and monitored by Career Athletes at its home office in the Kansas City area. Individual members of Career Athletes are also able to network with over 65,000 former college athletes from across the nation while having access to over 5,000 career opportunities exclusive to www.CareerAthletes.com.
DJ Washington at Career Athletes explains that beyond an athletic department's initiative assisting with career opportunities and educational resources; it also helps when there is already a foundation on campus toward academic success.
"We are pleased to assist The University of Wyoming Athletics with its commitment toward career development of athletes, but it is also just as important to recognize the program's culture of achievement in community service, academic performance and athletic success," shared Washington, Vice President, Career Education and Training.
The University of Wyoming is no stranger to success as indicated by additional achievements 2009-2010 academic year:
Wyoming athletes were also extremely successful in the classroom with 124 student-athletes being named Academic All-Mountain West Conference, earning at least a 3.0 GPA while competing in 50% of their respective team's contests. Of Wyoming's 17 sports, each team's 2008-2009 annual Academic Progress Rate (APR) was above the 925 minimum.