Heather Lawrence

Heather Lawrence, PhD, is Associate Professor of Sports Administration and Robert H. Freeman Professor of Business in the College of Business at Ohio University. Previously, Dr. Lawrence worked in administrative positions within intercollegiate athletics at Southeastern Louisiana University and the University of Florida. Her sport industry responsibilities have included working in NCAA compliance, facility management, general administration, event operations, and as a sport supervisor.

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The vast majority of student-athletes dreaming of athletic stardom won’t make it to the pros. Yet, the discipline and skills they’ve developed while balancing a sport and academics make them ideally suited for satisfying careers elsewhere.

“This guidebook amplifies the paths to success that college sports provide. The broad perspectives shared throughout the book demonstrate a perfect understanding of how important it is for student-athletes to give their talents to their sport and their focus to academics.”

Mark Emmert, President, NCAA