June 3, 2019

Buckeye Duo to Attend NCAA Career in Sports Forum

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A pair of Ohio State University student-athletes have been selected to participate in the 2019 NCAA Career in Sports Forum at the NCAA Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. Madison Field and Rebecca Freiburger, both from the women’s ice hockey team, will represent the Buckeyes at the forum on June 6-9.

The Career in Sports Forum, an annual educational forum hosted by the NCAA, brings together 200 student-athletes to learn and explore potential careers in sports, with the primary focus on college athletics.

This unique, four-day forum is designed to assist student-athletes in charting their career paths, as well as provide an opportunity to network and learn from current athletics professionals.

The cutting-edge topics covered by industry experts include: how personal values intersect with career opportunities, how behavioral styles impact individual effectiveness, the key professional and career development information to assist with transition from a student-athlete to a professional, and the role of the college coach or athletics administrator. Participants will network with peers, as well as key decision-makers at the campus, conference and national level of college athletics.

Field, a sport industry major, completed her degree back in May. Field’s impact on the ice can not be overstated, she finished her career at 10th place in all-time points with 100. She’s tied for second place in program history with 11 game winning goals, and she’s a two-time OSU Scholar Athlete, two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, three-time WCHA All-Academic Team member and she concluded her career with a 2019 WCHA Scholar-Athlete distinction.

Freiburger is about to enter her senior season as an exercise science education major. The Rochester, Minnesota native has played in every game since her arrival in Columbus with 111 consecutive appearances. Off the ice Freiburger has excelled as she’s earned WCHA Scholar-Athlete status twice, WCHA All-Academic honors twice, back-to-back Academic All-Big Ten honors and OSU Scholar Athlete distinction all three years of her OSU career.