Laney Higgins: From CDS Graduate to NIL Trendsetter in Sports Marketing
Laney Higgins, Class of 2022

Laney Higgins ' 22, a volleyball signee at Oglethorpe University, has recently made headlines for her exceptional leadership in Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) in sports marketing. A recent article from Oglethorpe University highlights Laney's remarkable journey and her impact on the world of collegiate athletics.

Laney has emerged as a trailblazer for women in sports marketing, leveraging her platform as a student-athlete to advocate for greater opportunities and representation for female athletes. Her innovative approach and strategic partnerships have garnered widespread recognition, positioning her as a leader and influencer in the evolving landscape of NIL.

Reflecting on her formative years at Carrollwood Day School, Laney credits CDS's International Baccalaureate (IB) program for laying the groundwork for her success. Laney expresses gratitude for the invaluable lessons in knowledge, entrepreneurship, and leadership that she acquired during her time at CDS. “Carrollwood Day School’s IB program instilled in me an amazing foundation of knowledge, entrepreneurship, leadership and so much more. The program really helped prepare me for not only college but also my professional career. I could not be more grateful to the CDS administration, facility, and staff for all that they invested in me and my classmates.” 

Carrollwood Day School takes great pride in Laney's accomplishments and celebrates her ongoing contributions to the world of sports marketing. As an exemplar of CDS's commitment to fostering excellence and leadership in every student, Laney's journey serves as an inspiration to current and future Patriots alike. Laney exemplifies the spirit of resilience, determination, and innovation that defines the CDS community. Her success underscores the transformative power of education and the enduring impact of a supportive learning environment.

As Laney continues to make waves in the world of sports marketing, all of us at CDS are excited to see her shine. 

If you are a CDS Alumni and would like to share your accomplishments, please reach out to Ashley Gerb, at and let us know what you have been up to since leaving CDS. We look forward to hearing from you!