HPU Students, Professor Win Sport Management Case Study Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 21, 2009 ? High Point University students, along with Dr. James Zarick, associate professor of sport management at HPU, recently took first place in the Sport Management Case Study Competition at the second annual College Sport Research Institute National Conference, held April 15-18 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
During the conference, the inaugural case study competition was contested. The HPU team, which participated in the undergraduate competition, consisted of students Whitney Tarver, Daniel Clark, Maggie Hemmingway, and Adam Hatem, along with Zarick, the team?s coach. The team was also assisted by Dr. Woody Gibson, associate professor of sport management at HPU.
After the first day of competition, the field was narrowed from eight teams down to the two finalists. The HPU team made it to the finals and competed against a team from West Virginia University. The HPU team was declared the undergraduate champion for 2009. At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among ?America?s Best Colleges.? The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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