SSI Awards Sports Analytic, Student Research Grants

April 13, 2019
Student Research Winners
The Sports and Society Initiative is honored to announce the winners of its 2019 Sports Analytics and Student Research Grants, which were announced April 11 at the Ohio Union. 
 
2019-20 Sports and Society Initiative Sports Analytics Grants 
 
  • Tiberiu Ungureanu for "Complementarity and Competency-Destroying Events: A comparative study of the American League and National League, before and after the introduction of the designated hitter" 
  • Alexander Williams, Seth Brugler, and Benjamin Clarke for "A Fast Approximate K-Nearest Neighbor Machine Learning Algorithm for NFL Career-Arc Regression" (joint)
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  • "Rationality and Efficiency in NFL Gambling Markets" (sole-authored by Williams)
2019-20 Sports and Society Initiative Student Research Grants
 
  • Evan Davis for "Analyzing the Great Sports Myth: Evidence from the National Sports and Society Survey"
  • Carter Rockhill  "Public Opinion and Diversity in College Coaching: What does the National Sports and Society Survey tell us?"
  • Frances Sutton for "Gender, Religion, and Sports: Insights from the National Sports and Society Survey"
  • James Tompsett  for "Linking Youth Athletic Participation to Adult Health: Evidence from the National Sports and Society Survey"