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Two BSBA graduates will be honored for their skills in the classroom and in sports this month. Katie Chandler and J.J. Tomlin are recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Student Athlete Award. These two graduates have exhibited strong leadership ability and sportsman-like conduct in their respective sports of soccer and football.

Kathryn Lane Chandler

Katie, majored in marketing with a minor in psychology, and has been a leader on the Bears Women’s Soccer Team for four years. As captain, she led the team to the Division III National Championship for the first time in school history this year.

Katie, a forward, won the NCAA Championship “Most Outstanding Offensive Player”.

She started all 24 games in her final season and recorded a team-high 12 goals and four assists for 28 points. She was named UAA Offensive Athlete of the Week four times in her final season.

Katie concludes her college soccer career ranked second in school history in game-winning goals (16) and seventh in goals (37) and points (87).

Katie was also named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III All-America Team this year.

John James Tomlin    

J.J. majored in marketing with a minor in the business of sports. He is a three-time all-University Athletic Association and two-time all-Southern Athletic Association honoree, he concluded his career as the most decorated quarterback in school history with school records in completion percentages,  completions, passing attempts, passing yards, total offense, and TDs – 83, if you’re counting.

Off the field, J.J. is WashU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee president, and also serves as vice president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He has been active with the Special Olympics, food drives, shoe drives and various service projects in the area.

Photos: James Byard / WUSTL Photos

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The Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team is headed to the NCAA Division III Final Four, to be held Friday-Saturday, Dec. 4-5, in Kansas City, and the Department of Athletics is offering fans several exciting ways to follow the Bears in their pursuit of the University’s 20th national championship.

FAN BUS – The Department of Athletics, in conjunction with Dean of Students Justin Carroll, will be offering a fan bus to Kansas City, with transportation, lodging, and game tickets provided at no charge. Each individual will be responsible for his or her food. Students who sign-up but fail to attend the trip will be assessed a $50 no-show penalty.

To learn full details about the Fan Bus, and to sign up, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WSOCFinalFour. The deadline to sign up is 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2.

PREGAME TAILGATE – The Department of Athletics and the W Club will sponsor a pregame tailgate in Kansas City. Food and beverages will be provided by Joe’s Kansas City BBQ (formerly Oklahoma Joe’s), at no cost to our fans. The tailgate begins at 9 a.m. in the parking lot directly across from the stadium (Swope Soccer Village, 6310 Lewis Road, Kansas City, MO 64132).

VIEWING PARTY – For those students who are not able to attend the games in person, there will be an on-campus viewing party in the Fun Room of the DUC. Snacks and drinks will be provided. If the team advances to Saturday’s national championship game, there will be a viewing party on campus, in a location that is to be determined. Check bearsports.wustl.edu for more information.

FOLLOW ONLINE: And for fans everywhere, the game action will be available to follow through the Athletics website, bearsports.wustl.edu.

QUESTIONS?  Please contact Drew Gaggin in the Department of Athletics at amgaggin@wustl.edu or (314) 935-5220.

– Bear Sports News Release

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WashU is hosting the 2015 NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Sectional on Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 21-22, at Francis Field in St. Louis. When the No. 4 Bears take the field, the Olin community will be cheering and especially proud of the 7 players who are business school students. Caitlin Malone, MBA’14 – a star soccer player when she was a WashU undergrad- is currently an assistant coach for the Women’s team and a full time consultant at IBM.

Best of luck to the team at Sectionals this weekend. Go Bears!!

Link to BearSports for game schedule.

Olin students on the WashU Women’s Varsity Soccer Team:

Allison Cerny, sophomore       Majoring in finance and accounting

Lexie Sprague, junior               Majoring in marketing and psychology

Megan Renken, sophomore     Majoring in leadership & strategic management & finance

Anna Sippel, senior                   Majoring in accounting

Katie Chandler, junior              Majoring in marketing with a minor in psychology

 Sam Ezratty, senior                  Majoring in economics and finance

Mia Matroianni, sophomore   Enrolled in the Olin Business School

Head Coach: Jim Conlon (Eighth season)
Assistant Coaches: Amalya Clayton, Stephanie Ackerman, Caitlin Malone

Student Assistant: Abby Starker



The US Women’s soccer team victory in the World Cup creates incredible momentum and possibilities for marketers along with potentially big earnings for players from endorsements. Patrick Rische, director of Olin’s Sports Business program, says MVP Carli Lloyd should sprint towards the deals coming her way. He writes in his column on Forbes.com that the window of opportunity for cashing in on the World Cup won’t be open for long.

Read article here: “13 Minutes Equals Millions In New Endorsement Potential For Women’s World Cup MVP Carli Lloyd.”

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