Webster University sports analytics club creates student opportunities

From the Webster Journal on April 18, 2018, with mention of SABR members Alexis LaMarsh, Sean Forman, and Allison Levin:

Alexis LaMarsh, a sophomore at Webster, created the Sports Media and Analytics Club last semester. This club provides workshops, goes to sporting events, brings speakers and creates opportunities for students to attend and present at conferences to further their goals of working in either the sports media or analytics fields.

“There are a lot of people who want to work in sports but don’t know what opportunities are out there,” LaMarsh said.

For LaMarsh, this club was important for her to find people with the same interests.

“When I was a freshman living on campus, I struggled getting involved with other sports fans since I didn’t actively play on a team,” LaMarsh said. “That’s one of the reasons why I wanted to explore the idea of creating a club.”

The club has directly led to LaMarsh being able to achieve her goal of presenting at a sports conference. She was able to attend the Midwest Analytics Conference last November in Iowa. She also attended [the SABR] analytics conference in Phoenix in March. At these conferences, she was able to network and get her name known to media professionals. 

Read the full article here: http://websterjournal.com/2018/04/18/sports-analytics-club-creates-opportunities-students/

Originally published: April 18, 2018. Last Updated: April 18, 2018.