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Sport Management

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How do you go from where you are to where you want to be?  I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life.  You have to have a dream, a goal, and you have to be willing to work for it.
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Jim Valvano


Michael Sam Jr. ’15: A Triple-Impact Competitor

Michael Sam Jr. ’15, a Rice University student majoring in Sport Management and a former Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship winner, was chosen as the keynote speaker at the PCA Houston’s Triple-Impact Competitor Awards Ceremony in October 2014. After his speech was made, more than $12,500 was donated to PCA.

Sport Management Students to Law School and Beyond

After obtaining their degrees from Rice, several students who majored in Sport Management have gone on to law school. Four of these students have received their J.D. and are currently working in the sport industry.

James Farrimond '15 is named to the 15-man 2014 C-USA All-Academic Football Team

It is not an easy task for student athletes to balance academic and athletic commitments. For James Farrimond, a senior Sport Management major and member of the football team at Rice University, he's excelled at this balance as he has been named to the 15-man 2014 Conference USA (C-USA) All-Academic Football Team.

Sport Management Alumni Excel with Academy Sports + Outdoors

Alex Francis ’13, Mary Mikell Lampton ’14, and Stephanie Wei ’13, graduates of the Department of Sport Management at Rice University, have all found roles working for sporting goods retailer Academy Sports + Outdoors at the company headquarters in Katy, TX.

Megan Shepard ’13 Gets in the Swing of Things as Tournament Manager at TPC San Antonio

Megan Shepard '13, a Rice graduate who majored in Sport Management, has been named the new tournament manager at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) San Antonio, which is operated by the PGA Tour.

William Beasley ’14 Begins Career with Southwest Airlines

William Beasley ’14 has always been fast on the ground, but his new job with Southwest Airlines will take him into the air. Beasley has recently begun his new career as a Customer Service and Rapid Rewards Representative with Southwest Airlines.

Four Sport Management Majors present at TAHPERD Conference

Four students majoring in Sport Management at Rice University, Travis Stockbridge ’16, Travis Guzzardo ’16, Jason Petro ’17 and Jeremy Reiskind ’17, presented at The 92nd Annual Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (TAHPERD) Convention in early December

Klein Kubiak lands job with the Denver Broncos

In May 2013, Klein Kubiak, former wide receiver for the Rice Owls football team, graduated with a degree in Sports Management, and he now holds a position with the Denver Broncos Scouting Department.

Andi Bawcum ‘16 and Kimberly Vaio’s ‘16 Internship with Grand Prix of Houston

Andi Bawcum ’16 and Kimberly Vaio ’16, both undergraduate students majoring in Sport Management at Rice University, interned with Grand Prix of Houston this past summer in the Marketing and Sponsorship departments.

Bo Sripharphan ’15 Interns with Nike

Bo Sripharphan ’15, a Statistics and Sport Management double major at Rice University, worked as a Business Planning Intern at Nike this past summer in Katy, Texas.
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