MEAC Announces 2016-17 Nike Internship Participants
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced that Bethune-Cookman University's Ty'Reanna Harris and Howard University's Cheyenne Bellerand are the conference's 2017 Nike Internship participants.
Harris plays on Bethune-Cookman's women's soccer club team, while Bellerand has competed on Howard's track & field squad.
The Nike internship program is available to student-athletes and team managers from the MEAC's 13 member institutions, even if they compete in a sport that is not sponsored by the conference. Dating back to 2008, and including this year's participants, 18 students have completed internships with Nike, and four of them currently work full-time for the company: Tracy King (who interned in 2013 and 2014), Josh Tunson (2010), Chad Easterling (2008) and Kheryl Gantt (2008).
King, who played women's basketball at North Carolina A&T State, is the only student-athlete to have served as a Nike intern twice.
In 2008, three student-athletes served in internships: Adam Cooper (Howard), Easterling (Hampton) and Gantt (Howard).
Howard has seven students who have completed Nike internships, the most in the conference. Hampton is next with four, then North Carolina Central with two. North Carolina A&T State, Norfolk State, Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M have one student each.
Football and women's basketball are represented the most, with three student-athletes each. Men's basketball and women's lacrosse have two each.