COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Junior Shannon Bustillos of the Maryland softball team has been selected to participate in the 2014 NCAA Career in Sports Forum (CSF) June 5-8 at the NCAA National Office as announced today by the CSF Selection Committee.
“We are excited that Shannon has been selected to this prestigious sports career forum,” said Maryland director of athletics Kevin Anderson. “She is a leader both on and off the softball field, serving in a multitude of campus and athletic department committees.”
Bustillos was one of 200 student-athletes chosen by the CSF Selection Committee amid more than 1,100 applicants. The CSF is an annual educational forum hosted by the NCAA that brings together 200 student-athletes for four days to learn and explore potential careers in sports, with the primary focus on intercollegiate athletics. The CSF is designed to assist student-athletes in charting their career paths, to give them the opportunity to network and to learn from current athletics professionals.
“We work relentlessly each day to educate and develop our student-athletes,” said senior associate athletics director Lori Ebihara. “Through her Dean’s List accomplishments to her Student-Athlete Advisory Committee leadership, Shannon is a model for student-athletes both on campus and abroad. She has a bright athletics administration career ahead of her.”
Bustillos boasts a 3.5 GPA in the classroom as a criminology and criminal justice major. She has twice garnered ACC All-Academic team honors, in addition to being nominated for the Capital One Academic All-America team.
Bustillos is also active throughout campus, serving as Vice President for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Executive Board and serving as a member on the University Student Judiciary Honor Council. She has also interned in the Maryland athletic department, while being appointed to the Athletic Department Student Advisory Council and the Big Ten Integration Working Group as a student-athlete representative.
On the diamond, Bustillos is a lifetime .303 hitter with 18 home runs and more than 100 RBIs in 152 career games. A two-time team captain and the team’s catcher, she is Maryland’s field general behind the plate. Bustillos had a career season in 2014, leading the Terrapins in seven statistical categories.