GC Athletics Graduate Assistant Earns Inclusion Grant

Sean Montgomery

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Georgia College Sports Information Graduate Assistant Sean Montgomery has been selected by the NCAA as one of just six nationwide who will get the opportunity to attend the 2018 College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) Convention in Washington D.C. June 27-30.

The NCAA chose two honorees from each of its three divisions, with Montgomery joining Jaclyn Lam of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference as the Division II representatives. The Division I representatives are Marissa Avanzato of East Tennessee State University and Alexandria Brown of the University of Houston, while the Division III honorees are Bryn Mawr College’s Kayla Lawrence and Moussa Traore of Montclair State University.

Montgomery has helped GC Sports Information for all four years during his undergrad program, utilizing his deep set of communications skills. He finished his degree in mass communication in Spring 2018 and is slated to begin his Graduate Assistantship in the fall.

“Georgia College has been an incredible place for me to grow and develop my skillset, specifically in the sports information department,” Montgomery said. “All of the hours I have put in and the opportunities that I have been provided by Assistant Athletic Director Al Weston have enabled me to be very confident in what I can provide to collegiate athletics.”

“Being one of the very few to earn the grant has been such an honor and the program will be an incredible asset to my future endeavors. I’m eager to continue to learn and expand my knowledge of collegiate athletics and I believe that this grant will provide me excellent resources to do so.”

In addition to attending the convention, the NCAA grant allows for recipients to visit the NCAA national office and pairs them with a CoSIDA mentor for 2018-19.

“These opportunities are important to CoSIDA as they open the door for six of our talented ethnic minority members to grow professionally and get more engaged in our organization,” CoSIDA Executive Director Doug Vance said.  “We are deeply appreciative of the NCAA’s media coordination and statistics staff and Office of Inclusion and Leadership Development for their partnership and support in this effort.”

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