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Baylor Ranks Among the Top at the National Collegiate Sales Competition

March 24, 2021

2021 NCSC Team


We are excited to announce that Baylor University’s sales team ranked 13th out of 70 universities this month at the 22nd National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC), sponsored by Kennesaw State University. In this competition, 135 students competed in this competition in a virtual format.

Role Play competitor Hannah de la Torre advanced through three rounds of competitions to make it to the Semi-Final Round which included the top 16 out of 135 competitors. Austin Greene participated in two rounds of role play competitions. Speed Sell competitor Hayes Alley took 1st place overall in the room in which he competed. The team was coached by Abby Haan, Josh Palermo, and ProSales Program Manager Brianna Steensen.

“I could not be more appreciative for this experience that Baylor ProSales gave me. I not only grew in my sales skills, but I also learned the importance of team work. As the competition progressed, I was Baylor’s last representative and we had an hour to prepare for the semifinals. Without my team and coaches, I would have never become a semi-finalist. I owe this success to all of them. My coaches harnessed my strengths and bettered my weaknesses, working tirelessly for the team and me. The students and staff associated with Baylor Professional Selling are the best in the country by a landslide and I can’t thank everyone enough!” shared Hannah de la Torre, a Junior in the Professional Selling program.

“I competed amongst 460 other individuals in the NCSC speed-sell competition. My teammates helped me to strengthen my elevator pitch, which was creative yet professional. As a result, I won 1st place in one of the eleven rooms (my room was hosted by Spectrum Enterprise). I learned a great deal from the experience. Thank you to Brianna Steensen and my fellow coaches in the Professional Selling department,” Hayes Alley, Senior in the Professional Selling program.

As the staff coach for the team, Brianna Steensen shared, “I enjoyed seeing our team identify their strengths and use those strengths to improve the team, as a whole. Starting with our first practice, the team worked together for the same common goal of representing Baylor ProSales well, on a national-level. It was an honor to coach such wonderful and committed students and watching their development, along the way.”

Competing Universities included: Arizona State University, Asbury University, Augusta University, Aurora University, Ball State University, Baylor University, Belmont University, Bloomsburg University, Bowling Green State University, Bradley University, Bryant University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California State University – Los Angeles, Catholic University of America, Central Michigan University, Eastern Illinois University, Eastern Kentucky University, Elon University, Ferris State University, Florida State University, Georgia Southern University, Grand Valley State University, Illinois State University, Kansas State University, Kennesaw State University, Kent State University, LaSalle University, Louisiana State University, Michigan State University, Northern Arizona University, Ohio University, Oregon State University, Pace University, Plymouth State University, Ryerson University, Salisbury University, Samford University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Southern New Hampshire University, Stetson University, Texas State University, University of Akron, University of Central Florida, University of Central Missouri, University of Central Oklahoma, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, University of Georgia, University of Houston, University of Iowa, University of Louisiana Lafayette, University of Minnesota, University of New Mexico, University of North Alabama, University of North Carolina – Greensboro, University of North Carolina – Wilmington, University of North Florida, University of North Georgia, University of South Carolina, University of South Florida – Tampa, University of Texas – Dallas, University of Toledo, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Utah State University, Virginia Tech, Washington State University – Pullman, Washington State University -- Vancouver, Weber State University, Western Kentucky University, Winona University.

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