The Sport Management Alliance is a preprofessional, student-run organization through BGSU's school of Human Movement and Leisure Studies. It was founded in 2008, when the Sport Management major was still a relatively new academic focus. Today, SMA has over 250 members annually.

Through travel, volunteerism, and networking, SMA has become an award-winning program that provides its members with unparalleled experience. 

"Ideas are the roots of creation."

-Earnest Dimnet




event planning


Director: Angeline Seames

The Event Planning Committee is tasked with creating and running events that are primarily geared towards organizational fund raising. The Golf Ball Drop (pictured left) has been an annual event that doubles as a 50/50 raffle. In 2016, the drop raised over $250 for SMA and a BGSU student won $250. Other events in 2017 included a 3v3 basketball tournament and a Buffalo Wild Wings fundraiser.

Angeline can be contacted at aseames@bgsu.edu

Community Relations

Director: Nick Ocampo

Community Relations is one of the most important pieces of SMA, with its primary focus being setting up volunteer opportunities for our members, as well as giving back to the Bowling Green community. In 2017, Community Relations organized a 5k for charity run and a SMA team for the annual Relay for Life, which raises hundreds of thousands of dollars campus-wide for people battling cancer. 

Nick can be contacted at nocampo@bgsu.edu

professional development

Director: Kyle Edmond

The Professional Development Committee is a staple in getting our members career-ready. 2017 projects included: the annual Job Fair, Graduate School Fair, Resume Workshop, Interview Workshop, and a Dress for Success Workshop. The 2017 Job Fair had over 30 employers and 120 attendees. Through their efforts, Professional Development sets our members up with internships, connections, and careers before graduation. 

Kyle can be contacted at kedmond@bgsu.edu


Director: Cam Podolski

Marketing is one of five suggested minors that accompanies the Sport Management major at BGSU. The Marketing Committee is responsible for spreading the word of all SMA events, fund raisers, trips, and meetings as well as promoting the organization, managing several social media accounts, and sharing the experiences of SMA with the university and community. 

Cam can be contacted at camerop@bgsu.edu


notable BGSU alumni


Rob Blake

Former NHL player & current General Manager of the LA Kings


Brian MacLellan

Current General Manager of the Washington Captials

Jay Crawford

Former ESPN analyist


Jim Joyce

Former MLB umpire


George McPhee

Current General Manager of the Las Vegas Knights

Scott Hamilton

Olympic Gold Medalist (figure skating)

Mike "Doc" Emrick

Current NHL play-by-play announcer 

Roger Lewis

Current NFL Wide Reciever, New York Giants