University of Southern Indiana

Student Organizations

Sport Management Club

The University of Southern Indiana Sport Management Club exists to provide students with a quality education through experiential learning, networking, and professional development opportunities while increasing knowledge about the sport management field. Our purpose is to express leadership, responsibility, and interaction with the student body, community, and local businesses. We seek to provide an enjoyable learning experience for all who are involved.  

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Members

Benjamin Manzenberger – President

Gareth Martin - Vice President

Morgan Howard, Aaron King, Ethan Sauls, Shawn Chambers, Ben Manzenberger, Gareth Martin, Matt Mahoney, Brendon Mahoney, Andrew Wickerham, Kelci Osgatharp, Kaysie Collins, Brianna Perry, Parker Drake, Rachel Weiland, Aubree Arvin. 

USI Screaming Eagles Running Series
The focus of this series is to increase the health and well-being of the Evansville community while also providing hands-on experience for students in the Sport Management program. Through these three races, USI will join forces with local organizations and businesses to develop partnerships that will potentially boost community participation on the USI campus.

The 2015 Screaming Eagles Running Series will offer three family-oriented road races: a 5K in February, a 7K in March, and a 10K in April. Each race will be held in the vicinity of the USI campus. The Spring into Fitness 10K will feature a full-round trip on the 3-mile Burdette bike path.

Sport Management Summit

The 2015 Sport Management Summit was held this past fall for a half-day event. At this event we have professionals come in from all over the county to talk about their jobs and experiences. During this we get to ask questions and have a sit down formal lunch where we can talk with them. Some of the professionals that were at this event this year were Lisa Wube who is the Sports Director for Evansville Parks and Recreation, Jason Sands who is the Executive Director for Evansville Sports Corporation, Jim Riggs who is the Chief Operating Officer for the Evansville Icemen, and Jon Mark Hall who is the Athletic Director here at USI. This summit is a great opportunity for everyone to see what goes on daily in these different areas of work. 

Involvement

During the fall and spring semesters, we have regular meetings that are held three times a month. These are usually on Mondays at 4:30 but they change every semester according to everyone’s schedule. During these meetings we go over things like the Sport Management Summit, the Screaming Eagles Running Series, and any conferences we might want to go to. Going to these meetings helps in deciding who goes to certain conferences and where everyone is going to be during the races. Even though this is the Sport Management Club, we accept everyone from all different majors.

In addition to the Running Series, the club helps out with the Brain Drain Zombie 5K. This is during Halloween so it is one of the very first things that we do. We help with some set-up if that is available and during the race we help out anywhere that we can.

Scholarships

The University of Southern Indiana Undergraduate Sport Management Program is soliciting applicants for a $1,500.00 scholarship. This scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance for tuition reimbursement to deserving Sport Management Majors who attend the University of Southern Indiana.

Where We Go

  • Pacers Sport and Entertainment Career Fair up in Indianapolis.At this fair, we get admission to the Inside the Front Office Breakout Sessions with PS&E executives in Marketing, Corporate Sales, Ticket Sales, Basketball Operations and more. We then get admission to the Career Fair to network with representatives from the sports and entertainment industry. Some of the organizations that were there were PS&E, Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Cleveland Browns and more. When all that is over we get tickets to go to the game that night.
  • The NIRSA Annual Conference and Rec Sports Expo. This usually takes place in Florida so that is why only a couple students go. There you get to meet with leaders in collegiate recreation that facilitate over 120 educational sessions and roundtable discussions, covering topics from almost 30 tracks in the field of campus recreation. You can connect with hundreds of the nation’s preeminent business partners and their representatives, and get hands-on with the latest in fitness equipment, architectural services, technology, and more.

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