Betty F. Jaynes Interns - Class of 2012
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Chantia (Tia) Broderick
Game Logistics & Convention Logistics Intern
Tia Broderick, a native of Decatur, Georgia, comes to the WBCA with three years of High School coaching experience, and multiple years of AAU coaching with the Georgia Metros Athletic Club. She graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor's degree in Graphic Designs and is currently finishing the Sports Administration Master's program at Central Michigan University, Atlanta campus.
After graduating from college in 2010 there was no doubt that she wanted to immediately start the MSA program at Central Michigan. After taking multiple breaks from school to work it was important to then continue the education to become more marketable in the coaching world. While enjoying coaching on the high school level the most rewarding accomplishment is giving back to her AAU team the Georgia Metros. She knew that being a part of the program as a player was an honor. But to dedicate her time as a coach meant the development of young women as not just talented basketball players, but, more importantly, their growth into responsible, caring adults, who will earn their college degrees and seek to make the world a better place by giving back to their communities, the same way the Metros Family has supported and mentored her.
Tia is extremely excited about the opportunity to work with the WBCA. And describes it as her "dream internship". The hands on experience with business meetings, roundtables, coaches and the chance to work with helping bring to life the 2012 WBCA High School All-America game is priceless. She plans to soak up any knowledge about the coaching world while working along side the seasoned veterans that have paved the way for this internship to be possible. Tia plans to continue pursuing a career in women's basketball upon the completion of her internship.
Stephanie Dittmer, a native of Hinton, Iowa, joins the WBCA staff following graduation from the University of Iowa in December 2011. During her time as an undergraduate, Stephanie earned dual degrees in Business Management and Sport Studies as well as a minor in Spanish.
While at Iowa, Stephanie worked in the Athletic Communications office for four and a half years as a student intern. During the time in the office, she served as the women's soccer (2009-11), tennis (2010) and golf contact (2009) as well as men's and women's track and field contact (2011). Additionally, during the 2010-11 basketball season, she was the secondary women's basketball contact. As a student intern, she served as the liaison between the coaches and student-athletes and the media for her respective sports, updated statistical records, website information and fulfilled gameday duties for football, men's and women's basketball and volleyball games.
Stephanie is excited about the opportunity with the WBCA because she is anxious to grow as a professional in athletics communications. She knows this is an exciting time for those involved in media relations because of the new influences from social media and the growing women's basketball following, and there is no better place to be involved with the sport than the WBCA. Following the internship, Stephanie plans to get involved with an organization focusing on athletics and community relations as well as pursue a Master's Degree.
So You Want To Be A Coach Intern
Chenel Harris, a native of Mississauga, Ontario, joins the WBCA preceding her participation on Trinidad and Tobago's National Basketball Team. Competing in the Bahamas, the Trinidad and Tobago National placed second in competition, with one loss to Cuba who proceeded to win the tournament.
In December 2010, Chenel graduated from Kent State University, in Kent Ohio, where she was a member of the women's basketball team, which made two NIT tournament appearances. Early in her career Chenel received various awards for her athletic and academic performance. While attending KSU, Chenel received her bachelors in Business Management and commenced her graduate studies in Sports and Recreational Management.
Chenel is a "So You Want To Be A Coach" program alumnae from the Class of 2011. She is excited about the opportunity to rejoin the program not as a participant, but an intern. This experience will help her to develop and shape the program which has been so influential in her very own life. She knows that the WBCA is a family of individuals dedicated to the development of women's basketball and is honored by the opportunity to intern with the organization. With the experience and knowledge gained from this internship, Chenel will continue to pursue a career in women's basketball.
Marketing and Sales Intern
A native from the small town of Warner Robins, Georgia, located due south of Atlanta; Mychal Lewis grew up living and breathing sports. She inevitably developed an innate passion for sports and set her goals on growing and excelling personally in the sports industry.
Soon after graduating high school, Mychal ventured to Gainesville, Florida where she attended the University of Florida. After graduating with a Bachelor's of Science in Sport Management and a minor in Business Administration, she decided to continue her education at Georgia State University where she will obtain a Master of Science in Sports Administration in May.
In the past, Mychal has had her hand in numerous opportunities. She has interned with the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA), IMG College at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the minor league basketball team Gwinnett Majic, was the head coach for a junior varsity girls basketball team and has had several other volunteer experiences. She is also currently the Marketing and Promotions graduate assistant at Georgia State University in conjunction with her internship at the WBCA.
Upon graduation, Mychal strives to work within the Marketing and Public Relations realm of the sporting industry.
Convention Logistics Intern
Kristen Love, born in Oklahoma but now calls Londonderry, NH home, comes to the WBCA with high hopes of gaining a career in sports planning. She graduated from Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, Mass. in May 2011. While at Fitchburg, she played both basketball and softball and was active in many other extra-curriculars. She graduated with her Bachelor's in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and a minor in International Studies. In her 4 years, she was named to her conference All-Academic Team 3 times.
Kristen's passion for sports planning grew when she was named the Vice President of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee for her conference. Within this position, she honed her organizational skills that she hopes will catapult her into the field she dreams of being in.
After a short stint as a bank teller, Kristen realized that the only place she feels at home is in the basketball world. She began volunteer coaching for a middle school girls' team and loved how she could impart her knowledge, as well as, help plan schedules within this role. Kristen knows that she wants to continue working in basketball and would love to utilize her skills in a role as either an assistant coach or director of basketball operations.
Awards & Events Intern
A native of Columbia, MD, Whitney Ward played basketball at George Mason University from 2004 to 2009 seasons. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations.
After graduating from George Mason, Whitney pursued a business career with Enterprise Rental Division and reached managerial level. In addition to working at Enterprise, Whitney volunteer coached for the local Maryland AAU teams; the Maryland Stars and the Maryland Waves. Whitney's business background and passion for sports hopes to lead her into a career with a professional team in the sales and business development department. Whitney is very hardworking and ambitious and strives to ultimately be happy in her career choice.