Posted on Monday, September 6, 2021
As women added to the success stories of the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, the women of Westminster College’s Sports Management Program have also been busy generating their own highlights. Whether as first years or graduating seniors, the students made their own respective splashes both on and off campus through the major that started within the School of Business in 2017.
Sophomore Riley Lewis of Clinton, Pa., a double major in sports management and broadcasting & sports communication, presented twice at the national 2021 Applied Sport Management Conference. Her presentations were with Westminster 1980 alumnus Stephen Keener, president and chief executive officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, and with Dr. Maura Murphy, senior associate athletic director for athletics development at Ohio State University. A Dean’s List student, Lewis also competed with the softball team, which finished the season tied for first in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.
Recent graduate Kaitlyn Jones ’21 served as a volunteer coach with the women’s soccer team that finished 6-1-2, while finding time to write for the Westminster student newspaper, The Holcad, and for the Barca Universal platform. She was also a member of the Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM). Jones graduated in May and attending graduate school at Xavier University where she has joined the coaching staff of the women’s soccer program. She also serves as a head coach with the Cincinnati United club team.
Sophomore Morgan Byers of Venetia, Pa., a double major in sports management and marketing & professional sales, earned Dean’s List honors and was instrumental in starting a new Sports Promotion Club on Westminster’s campus. A second-team All-Conference recipient, she also helped the women’s golf team win a Presidents’ Athletic Conference Golf Championship and advance to the NCAA Championships. This summer Byers was an assistant merchandiser at the U.S. Amateur Championship hosted at the Oakmont Country Club.
Junior Baylee Horvath of Murrysville, Pa., a double major in business administration and marketing & professional sales with a minor in sports management, earned Dean’s List recognition and served as a member of the Titan Guides on campus. She helped the women’s golf team win a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Golf Championship and advance to the NCAA Championships. A dual sport student-athlete, Horvath also was a member of the women’s swimming and diving team, which finished second at the PAC Championships. She earned numerous second-team All-Conference honors in swimming to accompany her second-team All-Conference honors during the golf season. Horvath was also recognized on the women’s golf sportsmanship team by the conference. Working in the Westminster College Office of Alumni Engagement, Horvath spearheaded the personalized fan cutout initiative that encouraged Titan athletics fans to purchase fan cutouts to help fill the stands during a spectator-free sports season. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.
Senior Camille Holzschuh of Youngstown, Ohio, a double major in sports management and business administration, is a three-year starter at goalkeeper for the women’s soccer team, earning numerous weekly honors, honorable mention All-Conference and the All-Tournament team. She led the conference with the lowest goals against average while also helping in the athletic department. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and the Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM). Holzschuh completed a retail management internship this summer with Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Recent graduate Bre Tetirick '21, a sports management major who started for three years on the softball team and also played basketball for a year, was instrumental in the implementation of 2021 virtual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event that raised money for the Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County. The virtual walk was in conjunction with her Capstone class after COVID-19 disrupted the 2020 event. Tetirick also competed in the 2021 National Collegiate Sport Sales Championship, where she and MBA student Tyler Barnot represented Westminster College in a national sales showcase. Tetirick is interning with the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels, a minor league affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.
Students in the sports management major at Westminster College are highly engaged on campus, annually attend conferences and are active in a wide range of experiential learning for their professional development. For more information about the sports management program, contact Dr. Robert Zullo, program director, at 724-946-6835 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured at top from left are Riley Lewis, Kaitlyn Jones, Morgan Byers, Baylee Horvath and Camille Holzschuh. Bottom photo, Bre Tetirick.