Four students from the Department of Economics, Marketing and Finance in the University of Central Missouri’s Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies recently returned from the National Collegiate Sales Competition at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga., with a national championship.
The students competed in two teams in the undergraduate and graduate student divisions. The graduate team of Andrea Young, an MBA student from Hughesville, and Kelli Brennan, an MBA student from St. Louis, claimed the national championship in the graduate division. Competition consisted of three rounds, with one team member competing in round one, both competing as a team in round two, and the other team member competing in round three. Young took third place in round one, the team took first place in round two, and Brennan took first place in round three. This was the first year UCM competed at the graduate level.
Corey Vance, a senior marketing major from Cole Camp, and Tyler Herlinger, a senior marketing major from Overland Park, Kan., competed as the undergraduate team, with Herlinger reaching the quarterfinals in individual competition.
Central Missouri track and field wrapped up the MIAA Championships with the Jennies taking second place with 164 points and the Mules third place with 111 points. UCM won 15 individual titles over the weekend. Pittsburg State was both the men's and women's champions.
The Jennies needed to win two games Saturday afternoon to win the 2015 MIAA Tournament Championship and they did just that. UCM took down second seed Pittsburg State twice, 6-1 and 7-1 to claim their first MIAA tournament championship since 1997. The two wins improve their record to 44-14 on the season.
The Mules rallied with three runs in the seventh inning to beat Nebraska-Kearney 7-5 on Friday night at Crane Stadium/Tompkins Field to sweep their MIAA Tournament first round series. With the win, the Mules advance to the MIAA Tournament Final Four next Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kansas.