May 19, 2011
Professor GalenTrail, director of the Master of Sport Administration and Leadership program,
joins top basketball athletes to promote non-violence and academic achievement
as part of the three-day RIP the Cut Memorial Basketball Tournament held over
Memorial Day weekend. Trail will address “Opportunities Beyond the Court/Field”
at the Sports Careers Expo, scheduled for 1 p.m. on
May 28 at Cleveland High School. The presentation is part of the Career
Resources Fair which runs from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and showcasescareer and business opportunities in the robust
multibillion-dollar sports industry.
is an excellent way to promote the value of academic achievement and attending
college for young adults interested in sports,” Trail said. “That’s a key
message during this entire weekend.”
three-day Rip the Cut Memorial Basketball Tournament features players from
around the city, including NBA players Nate Robinson, Brandon Roy, Shawn Kemp,
Jamal Crawford, Terrence Williams, Aaron Brooks, Martell Webster, Spencer
Hawes, and others. The tournament features Seattle's top basketball talent
playing to promote non-violence in honor of Rahsaan Phillips, a popular Central
District barber and Garfield Community Center volunteer who was a victim of gun
violence in 1998 at the age of 25. Money raised from the event is donated
to charitable causes.
his Ph.D. from Ohio State and has been a consultant for professional teams,
including the Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Storm, and
Baltimore Orioles, as well as for many NCAA Division I athletic departments. He
joined the faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2008.
The Master in
Sport Administration and Leadership, one of seven advanced degree programs in
the College of Arts
and Sciences, prepares students for leadership positions in
the sports industry.
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