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Educator Meet & Greet: NCSA & NSHSS

NSHSS recognizes the impact that coaches and teachers can have on young scholars. Educators like you are crucial to the success of athletic, academically-minded students.

Did you know that 90% of college programs have had an NCSA athlete on their roster? Learn how NCSA’s free resources can help you support your college-bound students and families during the pandemic during our upcoming webinar.

This webinar will provide an overview of NSHSS benefits available to educators and their students, including:

  • Grant award opportunities for educators
  • How to nominate your outstanding athletic scholars to NSHSS
  • Student member benefits including scholarships, webinars, and leadership opportunities
  • College and career prep programs
  • Peer to peer networking opportunities for NSHSS educators and student members


NCSA will also provide recruiting updates, as well as how you can leverage NCSA’s resources, including:

  • Using Team Edition to connect your athletes to the world’s largest recruiting network
  • Seeing which colleges are viewing your athletes’ profiles
  • Accessing a national directory of college coaches to build your network
  • Sharing resources with families that will remind them how much you care
  • Helping budget-strapped families with the NCSA All-In Award



Educator Meet & Greet: NCSA & NSHSS

Thursday, April 8
7:00 PM EST



Educator Meet & Greet: NCSA & NSHSS


Grace Dent
Manager, Partnerships and Events

Grace Dent works as Manager, Partnerships and Events at the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). Having been classically trained as a theatre artist, she made an easy transition to the world of event management. She has served in many capacities at NSHSS, dating back to a Member Services internship during the summer of 2017. Grace finds fulfillment in working to connect young people with support networks to afford them their best chances for success.

Grace graduated with a B.A., Theatre & French from alma mater Oglethorpe University, of which she is enormously proud. She is fluent in French, adores traveling and experimenting in the kitchen with chef-husband, Conner, and finds immeasurable joy in her cats, Ben & Jim.


Paul Putnam
Director of Regional Recruiting


Football and Track at Bakersfield College

NCAA Decathlete at Weber State University, Big Sky Conference

Recruiting education and keynote speaker with NCSA since 2009

Expert on NCAA academic eligibility

Owner of BASICS Sports Medicine, contracted by Weber State University, Athletics

Overseen training and combine prep for NFL Players