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Baylor's Victoria Whitworth Takes 1st Place at UTISC Competition

Feb. 28, 2020

2020 UTISC Team

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Dr. Eric Swan, Megan Baniewicz, Dillon Fontaine, Erica Ginaven, Jake Morrow, Victoria Whitworth, Sam Whitaker & Katelyn Johnson

Top Junior Competitor

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Victoria Whitworth

Baylor took home a 1st place finish over the weekend from the University of Toledo Invitational Sales Competition (UTISC). Sales teams from 39 universities participated in this competition which showcases junior- and sophomore-level talent.

Baylor ProSales student Victoria Whitworth took 1st place in the junior division, while Erica Ginaven placed 1st in round one of her room for the sophomore division and competed through the quarter finals. As a result of Victoria and Erica’s combined efforts, the Baylor sales team placed 6th overall. Victoria and Erica’s development was supported by a team of student coaches: Megan Baniewicz, Katelyn Johnson, Dillon Fontaine, Jake Morrow, and Sam Whitaker.

Baylor’s faculty coach for this competition, Dr. Eric Swan noted, “It was an honor to coach such a wonderful group of competitors. Starting with the first day of practice, this group committed to work together as a team towards a common goal. This meant some members had to take on support roles with research, coaching, and playing the buyer in practice role plays. Each team member committed to their role, and the energy and enthusiasm never wavered. They embodied the elements you hope for in a team.”

Top-place Victoria Whitworth shared, “The UTISC was an incredible learning experience that presented me with the opportunity to network with fellow students and executives from across the nation. The competition case was challenging, yet a fun learning experience that gave myself and fellow competitors a glimpse into real-life sales scenarios!”

Participating universities included Asbury University, Aurora University, Ball State University, Bowling Green State University, Central Michigan University, Clemson University, Eastern Michigan University, Florida State University, Georgia Southern University, Indiana State University, James Madison University, Kansas State University, Kent State University, Morehouse College, North Carolina A&T State University, Oregon State University, Plymouth State University, Purdue University, Southern New Hampshire University, St. Catherine University, Temple University, Tuskegee University, University of Akron, University of Cincinnati, University of Minnesota, University of North Alabama, University of Toledo, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin Whitewater, University of Wyoming, Utah State University, West Virginia University, Western Michigan University, William Paterson University, and Winona State University.

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