Sport Administration students in the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services at the University of Cincinnati (UC) took home a second place finish last week in the Sport and Entertainment Venues Tomorrow (SEVT) Conference’s annual case study competition.
The UC team consisted of four Sport Administration majors: Brad Hines, Michelle Scholz, Richard Marnell, and Alex Albrecht.
The case required students to consider a public relations issue concerning the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, N.Y. All teams were given one week to formulate their solution before presenting to a panel of judges consisting of sport management practitioners and professors.
Team UC advanced to the finals, defeating groups from the University of South Carolina, the University of South Dakota, Georgia Southern University, and the University of Missouri, before falling to Ohio University.
“Our students’ showing in this competition is a testament not only to their preparation, but also our program,” said Sport Administration program chair, Thomas Aicher. “We strive to bring the real world into our classrooms as part of the curriculum. Our team’s response to this case, which was based on a real-world scenario, is a reflection of our effort as a program to prepare students for careers in the sport industry.”
This was the second time University of Cincinnati Sport Administration students competed at this prestigious conference, while the trophy earned from the runner-up finish is the first of its kind for the program, which started in 2008.
Please join us in congratulating Brad, Michelle, Richard, and Alex for all their hard work and a job well done representing the University of Cincinnati and the Sport Administration program at the 2016 SEVT Conference case study competition.