NCAA courting York athlete’s attention

If you don’t think work can be fun, take a cue from York College senior Dorianny Rojas. The six-sport star for the Cardinals is one of 40 student athletes across the nation who have been selected for a national conference in January designed to encourage minority students in Division III wanting to pursue careers in college athletics.

Rojas is a native of the Dominican Republic and a Brooklyn resident who has participated in cross country, indoor and outdoor track, softball, swimming and volleyball.

She is majoring in community health education.

When the rest of Queens is huddling in the winter cold from Jan. 22 to 25, Rojas will be attending the Division III Student Immersion Program in Anaheim, Calif.

The aim of the program is to help build a pool of ethnic minority candidates for future positions in all aspects of Division III athletics

“I’ve always wanted to get into coaching and athletic administration, maybe be an athletic director,” Rojas told the Chronicle in a recent interview.

Students must be recommended in order to apply for the program, and Rojas was recommended by both her swimming and softball coaches.

Rojas’ athletic honors include a 2018-19 CUNYAC Indoor Track & Field Sportsmanship Award and three selections to the CUNYAC Sportsmanship team in softball, swimming and track & field.