Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Meet the Class 2011 - Lavera

One of the unique attributes of the DeVos Sport Business Management Program is the network of students who make up our program. Our class will take every course together during our tenure here at UCF and we will work on countless group projects and collaborative efforts. As a result of our shared interests in the business of sport, a natural team camaraderie is formed. However, our team is composed of people from diverse backgrounds, experiences and ambitions. We offer profiles of class members to give you an idea as to the type of people who make up our program, individuals who collectively will be leaders in sport and society and will be teammates for life.

Name: Lavera Morris

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Undergraduate School & Major: University of Kentucky-Kinesiology

Past Sports Industry Experiences: none

Current G.A. or Sports Industry Related Internship/Job: TIDES

Reasons for Choosing the DeVos Program: The dual degrees, and the opportunities and activities that are provided in the program.

Future Career Ambitions (1 to 2 sentences): After graduation my short term plan is to become an A.D. at a small college. My long term plan is to open a fitness facility in an effort to decrease the obesity rates.

If you could play a round of golf with any three sports figures (dead or alive, on the field or off) who would you choose and why? I would chose Florence Griffith Joyner (Flo-Jo) because she was a great American sprinter and one of my inspirations when I first started running. Steve Prefontaine also because he was a great American runner and he is someone who is a very important figure to distance runners. Lastly I would chose Billie Jean King because I feel as if she had a instrumental part in why I am able to be a confident female athlete.

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