Texas State Sales Students Named Graduate Division Champions
Texas State sales students Madison Ivers and Katy O'Brien were named the overall graduate division champions at the 20th Annual National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC) in April. Nearly 146 college students from 73 universities traveled to Georgia for a chance to compete at the competition hosted by the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University.
The NCSC, the world’s largest continuing collegiate sales competition, pits top sales students in a test of live role-play, one-on-one sales call challenges. Each sales call is broadcast live to locations across campus where college faculty from across the country and recruiters from sponsoring companies participate as judges and evaluate each student’s performance.
Both undergraduate and graduate students participated in the competition. The undergraduate division team included Evan Jackson and Tori Green with Antoine Lolliot and Taylor Walker serving as coaches and alternates. Representing the graduate division for Texas State were Madison Ivers and Katy O’Brien. Jeremy Cox served as the graduate team student coach. The faculty coach was Vicki West. Results and this year’s winners are as follows:
Undergraduate Division - Final Four Winners
- 1st Place - Heidi Surdyk, Michigan State University
- 2nd Place - Rachel Kipper, Kansas State University
- 3rd Place - Alexis Anderson, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo University
- 4th Place - Omar Nasser - University of Central Florida
Graduate Division - Winners - Three Rounds
- 1st Place, Round 1 - Madison Ivers
- 1st Place, Round 2 - Madison Ivers and Katy O'Brien
- 2nd Place, Round 3 - Katy O'Brien
- Overall Champion - Texas State University
Inaugurated in 1999, the National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC) is the largest and oldest sales role-play competition in existence. Its mission is to enhance the practice and professionalism of the sales profession. Each year, the NCSC hosts the top collegiate sales talent and sales faculty from the most elite university sales programs in North America. Sales students are provided a venue for sharpening their sales skills in a highly competitive environment and networking with their peers and sales faculty from across the United States. NCSC corporate sponsors have the opportunity to network with and preview the elite talent and greatly contribute to their education and careers and in turn make a great investment in the future of the sales profession. For more information, visit www.ncsc-ksu.org.