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UA Student Team Named Among Top Five Sports Illustrated On Campus Consultant Teams

The UA Sports Illustrated On Campus consulting team includes (L-R): Jamie McNamara, Lauren Bradley, Jared Cox, Morgan Weaver and Katie Long.

The UA Sports Illustrated On Campus consulting team includes (L-R): Jamie McNamara, Lauren Bradley, Jared Cox, Morgan Weaver and Katie Long.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Five students who are members of the Sports Illustrated On Campus consultant team at The University of Alabama were recently named one of the top five teams nationally out of 150 teams.

UA students Jamie McNamara of Bristol, Conn., Morgan Weaver of Decatur, Katie Long of Auburn, Jared Cox of Houston, Texas, and Lauren Bradley of Pelham make up the UA consulting team. The team researches opinions and reports trends on campus that give Sports Illustrated On Campus assistance with creating and publishing a relevant magazine covering issues specific to UA.

The top five consultant groups who turned in outstanding semester-end portfolios were hired as guides for a Sports Illustrated event that was held on Feb. 13 in New York City. The UA students met the Sports Illustrated On Campus staff and participated in several magazine events during their visit.

The SI Campus Consultant Program is designed to build an on-campus internship that will provide the college student with a career-building opportunity, while enabling Sports Illustrated on Campus to become an integral part of campus life. SI Campus Consultants have direct contact with staffers at Sports Illustrated On Campus, and they participate in surveys and panel discussions. SI Campus Consultants help organize focus groups and other field research, assist in creating and executing marketing plans, and distribute free products, promotions premiums and samples to their classmates.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.

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