Cary Groth, program director of the Sports Management Program in the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno, was recently named a “2023 Game Changer” in the Sports Business Journal (SBJ). Groth was among 50 women in the sports business field to be selected from 300 nominees. Game Changers are notably recognized as active leaders, creators and decision-makers within their departments and programs, directly tied to specific athletic leagues, sports teams, media companies and nonprofit organizations.
The 13th annual class of SBJ Game Changers will be showcased for their accomplishments in sports business at the Game Changers Conference on Oct. 24, hosted by the SBJ at the Marriot Marquis Times Square in New York.
“This is a great honor for me and the Sports Management Program as our program was the only university in the country honored in this exclusive class of 50,” Groth said. “Our commitment to the sports management program at the University of Nevada, Reno is strong from the president, dean and the donors who support the program.”
“This recognition, especially for a program that is two-years-old, provides great recognition for the College of Business and our University,” Groth said. “I think that we have accomplished a sense of uniqueness to the program by hiring outstanding instructors, offering relevant content and putting together an Executive Board that represents the best in the sports profession.”
The Sports Management Program at the University offers an undergraduate sports management minor and a graduate level Executive Certificate Program. Students learn from industry leaders in the sports management profession and professionals in the intercollegiate athletic industry. The Sports Management Program has successfully assisted with the long-term job placement of 80% of their students.
“There are so many opportunities for our students to learn a variety of skillsets in our program, including leadership, management, strategic planning, fiscal management, revenue generation and many more applicable skills,” Groth said.