BUILDING A PLAYBOOK
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May 20th, 2020 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
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LACHINA ROBINSON -- MODERATOR
ESPN Analyst, CEO, Stretch Beyond, Founder, Rising Media Stars
Former NCAA Basketball Player
LaChina Robinson is a basketball analyst for ESPN entering her 11th season of college basketball and 12th of WNBA across many networks including Fox, ABC, NBA TV, and Raycom. Her work around the sport as an analyst and reporter spans a wide range of Collegiate, WNBA and NBA events during the regular season, NCAA Tournament, Playoffs, and Draft coverage.
Robinson has worked as an analyst during the NCAA Women’s Championship in every year of her television career including the 2017 season where she was chosen to serve as one of only four regional analysts for the NCAA Tournament. LaChina has also been chosen to work the WNBA Playoffs and Finals as one of only two analysts on the ESPN family of networks covering the sport. Robinson is the host of espnW’s podcast “Around The Rim” which was chosen as one of the best sports podcasts of 2017 by Sports Illustrated.
LaChina was a student-athlete at Wake Forest University where she achieved All-ACC recognition both in the classroom and on the court. Robinson has been inducted into two Hall of Fames in her hometown including the Inaugural Alexandria City Public School’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015. In 2008 LaChina became Founder and CEO of her own consulting company “Stretch Beyond” through which she serves as a Transition Coach for women and athletes, a leadership brand developer, and highly sought after keynote speaker for colleges and universities. In 2018 Robinson received high honors as the recipient of the Dawn Staley Excellence in Broadcasting Award.
Founder, SEE US Movement, Media Marketing Specialist, Her Next Play
Former NCAA Volleyball Player
Courtney Place is the founder of the SEE US Movement. SEE US spreads awareness about female athletes being underrepresented, sexualized, and judged on appearance rather than ability. Courtney studied gender inequalities in sports during her time at Augustana University where she obtained her media studies degree and was named an All-American volleyball player. Her dream of continuing to advocate for female athletes came true when she was announced as a VS PINK GRL PWR Project winner and was awarded $10K in May of 2019. SEE US became a program underneath Her Next Play, a nonprofit that develops the next generation of women leaders through sports.
Upon graduation, she published Redefining Strong, a children’s book that gives kids female athlete role models and empowers girls to overcome teasing, bullying, societal images, and media underrepresentation. The book discusses Courtney’s battle of having large feet as a young girl which led her to be chosen to walk the DSW runway during New York Fashion week. Courtney is happy to represent women and girls with large feet and show the possibility of owning one’s insecurity- with a cute pair of boots, of course!
Founder & CEO, Student-Athletes Unite
Former NCAA Basketball Player
Krystal Beachum is an author, speaker, and Entrepreneur. Krystal has been able to work for some of the notable brands and organizations in sports like the NFLPA, LPGA, and the Women's Final Four. She became a published author of "For The Other 98%," the Ultimate Guide for Student-Athletes to Go Pro in Entrepreneurship in 2017.
As the Founder of Student-Athletes Unite, Krystal helps student-athletes create business and career opportunities. She teaches an online accelerator that teaches student-athletes how to get paid, stay eligible, and explore entrepreneurship as a career. Krystal has developed a program that now supports over 5,000 student-athletes regarding career paths, resumes, and applying for internships. The NCAA has featured the work she does with student-athlete entrepreneurship. She thoroughly believes that entrepreneurship can help athletes achieve more.
Talent Acquisition, CNA Corporation
Former NCAA Track & Field Athlete
Charma Harris graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Sport Management and was a member of the school’s Division I Track & Field team. Upon graduating from Syracuse, she accepted a job with the PGA TOUR as a Tournament Services Coordinator at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami, Florida. While at the PGA TOUR, Charma was promoted to Tournament Services Manager for the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship (a Major Championship on the PGA TOUR Champions) and was responsible for managing client services, player logistics/ accommodations and the annual volunteer and internship programs for the championship.
After 5 years with the PGA TOUR, Charma is now pursuing a career in Human Resources as a Talent Acquisition Professional at CNA, a non-profit research and analysis organization based in Arlington, Virginia. In her role, Charma is combining her passion and experience in recruiting to enhance CNA’s recruiting strategies.
In 2017, Charma Harris joined Syracuse University’s Sport Management Advisory Board, as an Alumni board member.