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Courtesy: SWAC.org

Alcorn State athletes partake in NASCAR's Drive for Diversity

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 06/13/2016
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Following a national talent search, 18 multicultural and female athletes earned invitations to compete in the first-ever national NASCAR Drive For Diversity® (D4D) Crew Member Development Combine in Concord, North Carolina.

Former college football, basketball, softball and track and field athletes will be evaluated based on a series of fitness, agility and pit crew drills at the NASCAR Research & Development Center. Brave hopefuls included Toto'a Leilu (Football), Breanna O'Leary (Softball) and Robert Clay (Football).

The 10 top-performing participants will be invited to join the NASCAR D4D Crew Member Development Program, operated by Rev Racing, and receive expert training as tire changers, carriers and jackmen, with the goal of gaining fulltime employment with NASCAR national series race teams.
 

NASCAR D4D pit crew combine participants

Name

Hometown

University

Primary Sport

Robert Clay

Nashville, Tenn.

Alcorn State University

Football

Kasuela Cooper

Charleston, Mo.

Virginia State University

Basketball

Paris Cotman

Richmond, Va.

Virginia State University

Track & Field

Brehanna Daniels

Norfolk, Va.

Norfolk State University

Basketball

Mykael Dixon

Baltimore, Md.

Virginia State University

Track & Field

Branden Dozier

Topeka, Kan.

UNC Charlotte

Football

Kapil Fletcher

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

University of Kansas

Football

Quinta Funderburk

Chesapeake, Va.

Norfolk State University

Football

Jemond Hazely

Corona, Calif.

San Diego State University

Football

Tedarian Johnson

Jackson, Miss.

University of Kansas

Football

Jeremy Kimbrough

Decatur, Ga.

Appalachian State University

Football

Corey King

Boca Raton, Fla.

University of Kansas

Football

Toto'a Leilua

Leloaloa, AS

Alcorn State University

Football

Lamar Neal

Virginia Beach, Va.

Norfolk State University

Football

Breanna O'Leary

Amarillo, Texas

Alcorn State University

Softball

Jorden Paige

Buffalo, N.Y.

Clark Atlanta University

Football

Diedra Smith

Aurora, Colo.

San Diego State University

Basketball

Joshua Tate

Memphis, Tenn.

Clark Atlanta University

Football

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