USD Sport Management Students Present Case Study in South Carolina

Image Sport Entertainment Conference USD students Austin Klinghagen, Fred Beaugard, Ravan Kott, Abbie Mitchell, Khorey Kilgore and Dillon Jemmott.

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Six sport management students traveled to South Carolina recently to attend the Sport Entertainment & Venues Tomorrow Conference and participate in the fourth annual Sport Marketing Case Competition.

Sport management (SPMT) is a concentration in the division of Kinesiology and Sport Science at USD. SPMT funded this trip to give students a chance to gain real life experience and insight to use in their future careers.

The conference allowed students to attend sport industry panels and academic research presentations. The students also had the opportunity to network with representatives from the sport management and entertainment industries.

Fred Beaugard, Dillon Jemmott, Khorey Kilgore, Austin Klinghagen, Ravan Kott and Abbie Mitchell presented their case study among other schools, including Ohio University and the University of South Carolina.


USD's School of Education is transformative in preparing students both inside and outside the classroom. Its research- and practitioner-based programs train future educators, counselors, leaders, fitness and sport-related professionals for successful careers. The school focuses on a comprehensive learning experience, lifelong learning and developing professionals grounded in best practice. The school’s divisions include counseling and psychology, curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, and kinesiology and sport management.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News