INDIANAPOLIS-- Denison's Gabrielle Nottage '17 was recently selected as one of 31 individuals to serve in the NCAA Postgraduate Internship Program for the 2017-18 academic year. Nottage's internship will be based in the office of championships and alliances and will also work closely with women's basketball.
Based in Indianapolis, the NCAA postgraduate internship has exposed participants to the inner workings of college sports and higher education from the national perspective for more than 25 years. It is an experience they might eventually bring to careers as full-time athletics administrators on college campuses or in athletics conference offices.
"The NCAA internship program is one of the most inclusive and progressive learning experiences for postgraduate students in college athletics today," said Bernard Franklin, NCAA executive vice president of education and community engagement. "This internship opportunity gives them a well-rounded view of the projects and issues they may deal with in the world of sports, specifically at the college campus level, and in higher education as a whole. We have hired some of the brightest young men and women from diverse backgrounds and look forward to enhancing their skill set over the course of the year."
NCAA postgraduate interns are paid with full benefits and receive comprehensive training, mentor assignments and networking opportunities throughout the experience. Considered temporary full-time employees, interns have daily projects in which they can work on programs and initiatives that positively impact college athletes, and many have opportunities to interact regularly with university officials. Additionally, postgraduate interns plan and execute their own professional development site visits at conference offices, member campuses, and affiliate organizations to further their knowledge of college sports and network with industry leaders.
Nottage was a four-year member of the women's basketball team at Denison University. She played in 94 career games and averaged 5.7 ppg. and 2.1 apg. in those contests. She graduated with a B.A. in communication with a minor in economics. She was a member of the Denison Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (DSAAC) and the Diversity and Inclusion Group (DIG).