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NAIA to launch inaugural Sports Showcase June 20-22

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June 16, 2014
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Kansas City, Mo. (June 17, 2014) — The inaugural NAIA Sports Showcase, the only national collegiate association-administered event of its kind, will help match high school and junior college student-athletes with athletic programs at member schools in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

Over 175 NAIA coaches, representing 54 universities, will be in attendance at the three-day event to be held June 20-22, 2014 at the Eastside Centre in East Peoria, Ill. The event offers prospective students the opportunity to showcase their talents through sport-specific performance tests developed by NAIA coaches. Sports included in the inaugural event are football, baseball, softball and men’s and women’s soccer.

Interested student-athletes can still register at or register on-site before 10:00 a.m. CDT on the day of your sport.

During the showcase, students will have the chance to interact with NAIA coaches and find out more about NAIA institutions. Participants will also learn about NAIA academic and athletic eligibility standards from the NAIA Eligibility Center and be introduced to the NAIA’s Champions of Character program.

Annually, NAIA member institutions give out $500 million in aid, making the NAIA Showcase a premier opportunity for aspiring student-athletes to directly earn a scholarship with a member school.

“We’re looking forward to providing potential NAIA student-athletes with an opportunity to build relationships with NAIA coaches at a first-class event. This furthers our mission as the student-centered athletics association,” said Jim Carr, NAIA President and CEO.

2014 NAIA Showcase Schedule – REGISTER NOW
Friday, June 20 – Softball and Women’s Soccer
Saturday, June 21 – Men’s Soccer and Baseball
Sunday, June 22 – Football