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Internships & Scholarships

Since 1990, AWSM has placed nearly 200 female college students interested in sports media careers in paid summer internships. Each winner also receives a $1,000 scholarship, complimentary registration and lodging at AWSM’s annual conference and a complimentary one-year membership to the organization.

Contact awsminternship@gmail.com for questions about the 2020 program.

special thanks

Host employers

CNN/Turner Sports, ESPN, MLB.com, Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, USA Softball and USA Today Sports return as host employers for the 2019 internship/scholarship class. AWSM also welcomes the WNBA's Connecticut Sun, a first-time host employer, in 2019.

2019 AWSM Scholars

Tess DeMeyer
Brown University
USA Today
Mary Garber/APSE Scholarship

DeMeyer is a junior concentrating in English at Brown University. A native of Clyo, Ga., she is a senior reporter for the sports section of The Brown Daily Herald and a staff writer for The Critical Review. She has interned at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Effingham Magazine in Rincon, Ga. She also volunteers as a peer adviser to underclassmen at Brown. DeMeyer was placed with USA Today in McLean, Va., and will receive the Mary Garber/APSE Scholarship.

Emily Ducker
Arizona State University
Connecticut Sun
Celeste Williams Memorial Scholarship

Ducker is a junior double-majoring in journalism and sports business at Arizona State University. A Redwood City, Calif., native, Ducker is a media relations student assistant for ASU athletics and has worked with 15 of the school’s Division I teams. She also works as a communications assistant for the Phoenix Suns and serves as vice president of ASU’s AWSM student chapter. Ducker will intern with the Connecticut Sun in Uncasville, Conn., and will receive the Celeste Williams Memorial Scholarship.

Torrey Hart
Claremont McKenna College
Sports Illustrated
Founders Scholarship

Hart is a senior at Claremont McKenna College double-majoring in American studies and media studies. An Oakland, Calif., native, she covers swimming at all levels for SwimSwam.com. She has worked as an editorial intern at Yahoo! and as a writer for the Claremont Colleges' The Student Life newspaper. On campus, she swims distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps swim team. Hart is the recipient of the Founders Scholarship and will intern with Sports Illustrated in New York.

Ashley Hodge
Clemson University
ESPN
Leah Siegel Memorial Scholarship

Hodge is a senior sports communication major at Clemson University. A Newburyport, Mass. native, Hodge has worked as a video intern in the athletic department and served as the host for several TigerVision shows at CU. She has interned at New England Sports Network, WHDH-TV and CSN New England, all in Boston. Hodge, who will intern with ESPN in Bristol, Conn., is the recipient of the Leah Siegel Memorial Scholarship.

Devin Kane
University of Missouri
USA Softball
Joyce-Jenks Family Scholarship

Kane is a junior studying strategic communications at the University of Missouri. Kane, who is from Edwardsville, Ill., has interned for the Mizzou athletics strategic communications department for three years. She serves as the digital coordinator for the AWSM student chapter at Missouri and has worked on the social media team for the Women’s College World Series and the NCAA Division I wrestling national championships. Kane, who will receive the Joyce-Jenks Family Scholarship, will intern with USA Softball in Oklahoma City.

Meghan Kelly
University of Notre Dame
CNN/Turner Sports
Jim Brennan Scholarship

Kelly is a senior double-majoring in sociology and film, television and theatre at the University of Notre Dame. A native of DeWitt, Mich., she is a video editor for the College of Arts & Letters office of communications and for Fighting Irish Media. She is also a member of the Notre Dame Band. In 2017, she studied abroad in London. Kelly will receive the Jim Brennan Scholarship and will intern at CNN in Atlanta.

Stephanie Sheehan
University of Connecticut
MLB.com
Betty Jolly Scholarship

Sheehan is a senior majoring in journalism and communications at the University of Connecticut. A Fairfield, Conn., native, Sheehan has been the managing editor of The Daily Campus for two years and has covered men's basketball for three. She’s a former Hartford Courant intern and has freelanced for USA Today Sports Weekly and the Cape Cod Times. She will be studying abroad this winter in Taiwan. Sheehan will receive the Betty Jolly Scholarship and intern with MLB.com.

Jamila St. Ann
University of Missouri
Sporting News
Betty Brennan Scholarship

St. Ann is a graduate student in the Spanish literature master’s program at the University of Missouri. A Kansas City native, St. Ann is the director of multimedia for Mizzou soccer and a member of the university’s student chapter of AWSM. She’s completed internships with the MLS’ Sporting Kansas City and the USL’s Swope Park Rangers; and studied abroad in Grenada, Spain. She will be spending her summer with the Sporting News in Charlotte and will receive the Betty Brennan Scholarship.

scholarships

AWSM thanks our generous program donors as well as the Sports Journalism Institute, which hosts one AWSM Scholar at its summer workshop. The application period opens each year on September 1.

Betty Brennan Scholarship
Endowed by
Christine Brennan
Jim Brennan Scholarship
Endowed by
Christine Brennan
Founders Scholarship
Endowed by
Martin Doerfler & Kristin Huckshorn
Leah Siegel Memorial Scholarship
Endowed by
Myra MacPherson
Celeste Williams Memorial Scholarship
Endowed by
JIm Jenks & Jorge Rojas
Betty Jolly Scholarship
Endowed by
Tom Jolly
Mary Garber/APSE Scholarship
Endowed by
APSE
Joyce-Jenks Family Scholarship
Endowed by
Jim Jenks

AWSM Interns

2018

Paige Bird (Indiana-Purdue Ft. Wayne)
Golf Channel
Rachel Brittain (North Carolina)
Fox Sports
Amanda Christovich (Georgetown)
USA Today
Madeline Heaps (California)
USA Softball
Isabel Miller (Texas)
CNN
Julia Poe (USC)
Sports Illustrated
Blake Richardson (North Carolina)
MLB.com
Anne Rogers (Missouri)
MLB.com
Melissa Rule (Syracuse)
ESPN

2017

Kaitlin Alexander (Florida)
CNN
Amanda Capritto (LSU)
PRO Sports Communications
Courtney Day (Drake)
USA Softball
Erin Dolan (Penn State)
ESPN
Katherine Fitzgerald (ASU)
USA Today
Alaina Getzenberg (Cal-Berkeley)
MLB.com
Eden Lasse (Gonzaga)
Sports Illustrated
Victoria Rutigliano (Quinnipiac)
Golf Channel

2016

Hannah Burton (Maryland)
CNN
Callie Caplan (Maryland)
USA Today
Madeline Lee (Northwestern)
MLB.com
Chloe Pavlech (Maryland))
MLB Network
Emily Roth (Missouri)
ESPN
Shannon Scovel (American)
Sports Illustrated
Hanna Sprague (Michigan State)
PRO Sports Communications
Terrin Waack (Alabama)
Sporting News

2015

Kristen Gowdy (Ithaca)
Colorado Springs Gazette
Elpin Keshishzadeh (San Diego St.)
PRO Sports Communications
Beth Maiman (Oregon)
MLB.com
Ashley Scoby (Kentucky)
Sports Illustrated
Sarah Scrivens (Oregon)
CNN
Alex Tekip (Michigan State)
ESPN

2014

Nicole Comparato (North Carolina)
CNN
Erin Flynn (Richmond)
Sports Illustrated
Kelli Grashel (Oklahoma State)
USA Softball
Brooke Healey (Emory)
ESPN
Kaylyn Kahler (Northwestern)
Colorado Springs Gazette
Grace Raynor (North Carolina)
MLB.com
Alexandra Valdez (Montana)
Denver Post

2013

Sarah Barshop (Marquette)
ESPN
Kelly Erickson (Wisconsin)
MLB.com
Maria Guardado (Yale)
Sports Illustrated
Brooke Pryor (North Carolina)
Colorado Springs Gazette
Caitlin Swieca (Missouri)
Denver Post
Megan Stewart (Arizona State)
Scholarship winner only

2012

Kimmie Bunyasaranand (Penn)
Sports Illustrated
Paige Curtis (Virginia)
USA Swimming
Ros Dumalo (Illinois)
Denver Post
Chelsea Janes (Yale)
MLB.com
Kelly Parsons (North Carolina)
Washington Times
Tori Petry (Florida)
ESPN

2011

Emily Bayci (Illinois)
Colorado Springs Gazette
Christina DeNicola (Miami-FL)
MLB.com
Jamie Erdahl (American)
ESPN
Sarah Kuta (Northwestern)
Denver Post
Joan Niesen (Missouri)
Sports Illustrated
Audrey Snyder (Penn State)
MLB.com

2010

Mary Albl (Boise State)
Colorado Springs Gazette
Amanda Anderson (Maryland)
ESPN
Abbey Doran (North Carolina)
USA Track & Field
Marlowe Hereford (Marshall)
Salt Lake Tribune
Laken Litman (Texas)
Sports Illustrated
Gina Mizell (Arizona State)
MLB.com
Jocelyn Syrstad (Penn State)
MLB.com

2009

Lauren Blackwell (Oklahoma State)
ESPN
Amy Brittain (LSU)
MLB.com
Anne Larimer Hart (Virginia)
Sports Illustrated
Cecile Nguyen (Santa Clara)
USA Track & Field
Rachel Ullrich (North Carolina)
Raleigh News & Observer

2008

Lana Altman (NYU)
ESPN
Christine Amorose (Cal State Chico)
Colorado Springs Gazette
Lauren Bernheim (Ohio)
Sports Illustrated
Britt Braudo (Emerson)
Detroit News
Amber Kuehn Kremple (Montana)
Norfolk Virginian-Pilot
Sam Newman (North Carolina)
MLB.com
April Prior (Ohio)
MLB.com
Elizabeth Rauf (Montana)
Miami Herald
Gabriella Remington (North Carolina)
MLB.com

2007

Janiece Gatson (Kansas)
St. Petersburg Times
Jen Iso (Pepperdine)
ESPN
Lauren Kobylarz (Duke)
MLB.com
Elizabeth McCue (Texas)
Sports Illustrated
Krysten Powers (LSU)
Detroit News
Chelsea Thornton (Cal State Chico)
Salt Lake Tribune
Jenny Vrentas (Columbia)
Newark Star-Ledger
Kelcey Zutavern (Doane)
USA Track & Field

2006

DaShawn Brown (North Carolina)
ESPN
Briana Gorman (North Carolina)
Detroit News
Lisa Kennelly (Harvard)
Newark Star-Ledger
Jill McCormick (Colorado State)
USA Track & Field
Rebecca Plevin (Northwestern)
Sports Illustrated
Becky Regan (Cal State Chico)
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Allison Tiberia (South Florida)
St. Petersburg Times

2005

Tania Ganguli (Northwestern)
Sports Illustrated
Jamie Hancock (North Carolina)
Detroit News
Erin Kendrick (Maryland)
Newark Star-Ledger
Dawn Klemish (Michigan State)
St. Petersburg Times
MEgan Kolodgy (Michigan)
Cleveland Plain Dealer

2004

Stacy Bauman (Wisconsin)
Arizona Republic
Rosanna Chea (UCLA)
St. Petersburg Times
Maureen Fulton (Missouri)
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Brenda Lee (Harvard)
Sports Illustrated
Larra Overton (Indiana)
ESPN
Sarah Rothschild (Northwestern)
Newark Star-Ledger

2003

Andrea Cohen (Northwestern)
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Kellie Dixon (North Carolina)
Arizona Republic
Tara Hernandez (Michigan State)
ESPN
Jessica Garrison (Virginia)
Sports Illustrated
Julia Wood (Georgetown)
St. Petersburg Times

2002

Lindsay Augustyn (Nebraska)
St. Petersburg Times
Emily Badger (Northwestern)
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Abby Bultmeier (Purdue)
US Olympic Committee
Janny Hu (Cal-Berkeley)
Dallas Morning News
Jill Inkrott (Miami-OH)
Sports Illustrated
Krista Jahnke (Michigan State)
Colorado Springs Gazette
Nicole Ling (Northern Kentucky)
Nike
Kelly Lusk (North Carolina)
ESPN

2001

Rachel Carter Beard (North Carolina)
Newsday
Alexandra Berwitz (Syracuse)
Nike
Robyn Disney (South Florida)
St. Petersburg Times
Sarah Henning (Kansas)
Colorado Springs Gazette
Jessica Hopp (Missouri)
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Kathleen O'Brien (Notre Dame)
Dallas Morning News
Melissa Segura (Santa Clara)
Sports Illustrated
Lauryn Taubman (Syracuse)
ESPN
LaKesha Whitaker (Memphis)
US Olympic Committee

2000

Stacy Covitz (Missouri)
ESPN
Megan Decicco (Cal State Chico)
Scholarship only
Carmen Drumgoole (Louisiana Tech)
Scholarship only
Carrie Garzich (Kent State)
Cincinnati Enquirer
Leslie Horna (Florida)
US Olympic Committee
Traci Johnson (Troy State)
St. Petersburg Times
Megan Manfull Ortiz (Iowa)
Newsday
Kristen Porter (Illinois)
Sports Illustrated
Dawn Reiss (Indiana)
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Aimee Santos (San Jose State)
NHL
Andrea Woo (Northwestern)
Sports Illustrated

1999

Rachel Cohen (Duke)
Gannett
Jamie Meerpohl (Florida State)
WFNZ (Charlotte)
Kerry Murray (Cal State Fullerton)
Sports Illustrated
Hillary Smith (Michigan State)
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Jennifer Starks (Fresno State)
St. Petersburg Times
Carla Swinehart (Wisconsin)
Nike
Michelle Tuckner (Kansas)
ESPN

1998

Courtney Crowley (James Madison)
Gannett
Danielle Rumore Lundquist (Michigan)
Detroit Free Press
Laura Nemec (Wisconsin)
St. Petersburg Times
Elizabeth Newman (Colorado)
Sports Illustrated
Katie-Daryl Sotak (Arizona State)
Sports Fan Radio Network
Sarah Taylor (Indiana)
Nike

1997

Pam Greenfield (Ohio)
Minnesota Vikings
Jennifer Harter (Indiana)
Cincinnati Enquirer
Mary Ann Lawrence (E. Kentucky)
St. Petersburg Times
Robbi Pickeral (North Carolina)
Sports Illustrated
Shira Springer (Northern Kentucky)
Rochester Democrat-Chronicle

1996

Joanna Chadwick (Missouri)
Sports Illustrated
Sheri Drucker (Northwestern)
ESPN
Valerie Panou (Wisconsin)
St. Petersburg Times
Jodie Valade (Northwestern)
San Bernardino Sun
Ayanna Wakefield (Oklahoma)
Minnesota Vikings

1995

Erin Flynn (LaSalle)
ESPN
Beth Neefjes (North Carolina)
Sports Illustrated
Penny Rogers (North Carolina)
Minnesota Vikings

1994

Rachel Nichols (Northwestern)
Washington Post

1993

Josie Karp (Harvard)
Boston Globe

1992

Lori Nickel (Indiana)
Sports Illustrated
Liz Robbins (Cornell)
Washington Post

1991

Amy Shipley (Princeton)
Washington Post

1990

Vicki Friedman (George Washington)
Philadelphia Inquirer

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