Knight to Know: Track and Field’s Myles Sams ’24 Returns From Selective NCAA Student Immersion Program

By Frankie Arnold | February 2, 2024
Myles Sams '24, a jumper on the track and field team

Arcadia University track and field senior, Myles Sams, spent part of his winter break this year in Phoenix, Ariz., for the 2024 NCAA Division III Student Immersion Program. The program chooses 40 ethnic minority students with a strong interest in Division III athletics coaching and/or administration. 

Of the program, Sams states, “It was a lot of information. It was big to be able to see the two different sides of athletics like being a coach or you could be on the business side of it and the operations and analytics side of it, too.” Sams plans to attend the NCAA’s Career in Sports Forum  in Indianapolis in May. After speaking to interns at the Student Immersion Program, he believes this might be a good opportunity for an internship after graduation. He explains, “[The program] gave [me] a lot to think about for the future.” 

When he’s not jumping and sprinting for the indoor and outdoor track and field teams, Sams is also a member of the Knights of Color Leadership Council (KCLC) as well as the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). The highlight of his time at Arcadia so far has been starting triple jump during the outdoor season and going to Nationals for the same event that very same season, a win he thanks his coach, Kirsten O’Malley, for encouraging him to attempt. 

Sams is a current senior majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in management. After graduation, he plans to go back to school for his MBA in the fall and continue his athletic career, stating that he would like to go “wherever track takes [him].”