San Antonio - Trinity junior Brianna Ratliff has been selected for the 2019 NCAA Division III Student Immersion Program.
The women's cross country and track & field standout will attend the NCAA Convention January 23-26, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Select ethnic minority student-athletes are exposed to Division III, its members and governance process, according to the NCAA statement. The goal of the program is to develop talented ethnic minority candidates with an interest in DIII coaching and/or administration.
Ratliff is a psychology major with a minors in education. Her professional goal is to become a cross country/track & field coach.
"This will be a great learning experience," said Ratliff, who hails from San Antonio. "It will be an opportunity for the development of my future career."
Ratliff and the other participants will attend a career opportunities panel with mentors, association-wide business sessions, and a Division III issues forum to name a few activities. There are also conference meetings and other workshops.
Academically, Ratliff has qualified for Trinity's Dean's List on three occasions. She has also earned United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team accolades and received recognition on the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll.
The talented Ratliff played a role in Trinity women's cross country's #16 finish at the 2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships. In the spring of 2018, Ratliff was runner-up in the 5,000 meters event at the SCAC Championships, earning all-conference honors.