The CSLi Fellowship Program builds a community of exemplary undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from across the Forty Acres and exposes them to pressing sports issues and cultivates each Fellow’s ability to lead in their respective organizations and into the next stage of life. Although this is an unpaid fellowship, fellows are given substantial development and advancement opportunities.
Where they are now
CSLi Fellows receive the following benefits:
- VIP access to #iLEAD
- Exclusive access to mentorship opportunities
- Preferred access to sports-related internships
- Professional and personal development training
- Sport company visit
Fellows play a role in all CSLi operations for events and programming, including:
- Captains Academy: leadership training for high school sports captains
- #iLEAD Series: using sport for good
Previous Fellows Guest Speakers Include
- Jimmy Sexton, Agent, CAA
- Leigh Steinberg, CEO, Steinberg Sports & Entertainment
- Dr. Jen Welter, First female NFL coach
- Nate Boyer, former Green Beret, former UT Football
- Galen Duncan, Professional Development at Sacramento Kings
- Bill Stapleton, Founder, New Waterloo
- Sean Foley, Founder, Austin Sports & Entertainment
- Laura Dixon, External Relations, San Antonio Spurs
- Tim Jackson, General Manager, Round Rock Express
- Rebecca Feferman, Founder, The Fefco
- Courtland Bragg, Producer, NFL Films
- Karly Tuckness, Director of Sponsorship Sales, C3 Presents
- Dr. Art Markman, Executive Director IC2 Institute & Founding Director Human Dimensions of Organizations at UT.
Amanda is a sophomore Business student from Frisco, Texas. She enjoys all sports but especially loves basketball. She is not only fascinated with the cultural and societal impacts of sports but also with the way that individual athletes can push their bodies and minds beyond limits. Amanda is also incredibly enthusiastic about the study of leadership and hopes to one day land a career in which business, sports, and leadership all come together.
Lindell is a senior Finance and Sports Management double major from Weslaco, TX. She has been an Executive Board Member for the BBA Women’s Council, served on three committees for the Hispanic Business Student Association, is a member of the McCombs Leadership Program, University Leadership Network and is a Gateway Scholar. Her dream job is to work for the NBA or the San Antonio Spurs, more specifically. This summer, she was an intern at the NBA.
Rebeccah is a sophomore in the Business Honors Program pursuing an additional degree in Marketing and a Sports Media Certificate. She is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a college town whose vibrant sports culture helped ignite her passion for sports. Her experience traveling and teaching as a competitive Jump Roper further added to her desire to be involved in sports. She is actively involved in Texas THON as well as the Honors Business Association Alumni Committee. She hopes to use her unique background to contribute to the sports environment at UT Austin.
Faizan is pursuing a dual degree and minor/certificate in Human Dimensions of Organization, Public Health, and Business of Healthcare. Faizan has been able to take what he has learned from each of these departments and translate them into sports. This past summer he was a summer intern at the NBA. He has a passion for people, numbers and sports.
Thomas is a second-year Business Honors and Finance student from Dallas. During his time on the Forty Acres, he has been a member of Student Government, focusing on being a student voice to UT Athletics. Thomas intends to continue his work with the Financial Literacy Taskforce to improve financial literacy across campus.
Will is a sophomore in the Moody College if Communication majoring in journalism and minoring in business. He is the Sports Director at KVRX, the UT student radio station and hosts an hour sports radio show every Monday afternoon. Will enjoys playing golf, watching sports, and hanging out with friends.
Jonathan is a second-year Sport Management major from Houston, Texas by way of Miami, Florida. His interests in data analytics and basketball have led him to also pursue a Business Foundations minor along with a certificate in the Elements in Computing to hopefully land in a marketing department of an athletic apparel company or NBA organization.
Matte is a senior Marketing and Sports Management double major from Frisco, TX. She has been a member of the Women’s Rowing Team, Club Soccer Team, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Matte currently works as a Marketing Student Assistant for Texas Athletics. Her dream job is to work for a pro sports team in Marketing or Community Relations. This summer, she was a digital marketing intern at Stack Sports.
William Hall is a Junior in the McCombs School of Business majoring in Marketing & minoring in Management Information Systems. He is from San Antonio, Texas and aspires to live in New York City post graduation. William plans on being an NBA agent someday, as his passions range from data analytics to human relations. He strongly believes his interpersonal skills will lead him to success.
Arjun Naganathan is currently majoring in both Accounting and Radio-Television-Film. Arjun interested in pursuing a career in sports media, particularly in sports television and sports movies. One day he’d like to find himself directing projects through his own production company.
Delia is a second year Sport Management graduate student from Houston, TX. A life-long athlete as a swimmer and a passionate spectator of all sports, she hopes to merge her education and experiences to serve athletes at the collegiate level. Before attending UT, Delia served as the assistant swim coach for a Division III men’s program. She continues to work with student-athletes in her current role as a strategy tutor/mentor for Texas Athletics.
Sam is a senior Sport Management major from Cherry Hill, New Jersey also pursuing a Business Foundations Minor and a Certificate in Sports Media. With his first word being “dunk”, Sam has forever dreamed of working in basketball. During his time on the Forty Acres, Sam has been involved working for the Women’s Basketball program and being an active member in both UT Silver Spurs and his fraternity.
Reagan is a senior Journalism major from Magnolia, Texas. She is also pursuing a minor in business and sports media. She grew up playing sports with her dad and brother which has fostered her love for sports. She has always loved all sports, but traveling the US and visiting different ballparks has especially sparked her love for baseball. Reagan is interested in the media side of sports and hopes one day to work with a sports team where she can combine her interest in digital media and her love for sports.
Murphy is a second year Sport Management master’s student. She is from Columbus, OH and has been a competitive diver since the age of ten. She competed on the UT Swimming and Diving team and is currently training as an Olympic hopeful. Murphy plans to remain involved in the sports world and hopes to work in sponsorships for an athletic wear company.
Phil is a junior sport management major and business minor from Cleveland, Ohio. He is currently working as an intern in the UT Athletics Ticket Sales and Services Department. With a passion for basketball, he is interested in working on the business and operations facades of the NBA. He has a marketing-oriented background and enjoys collaborating with others.
Tyler is a junior Sport Management major and business minor. He is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and is a big Pirates, Steelers, Penguins and Penn State fan. Basketball is his favorite sport and hopes to one day work in an NBA front office or become a collegiate coach. Outside of basketball, he likes to play golf, watch other sports, and spend time with his family / friends.
Jolie is a senior Sport Management and Marketing major from Las Vegas, Nevada. Her favorite teams are the Longhorns and the Vegas Golden Knights. She hopes to pursue a career working in sports and specifically in sponsorships and partner management. This past summer she interned at the NBA and is currently working at Learfield IMG College.
Sameer is a junior Finance major from Houston, Texas. He enjoys all sports but particularly fell in love with soccer while growing up in Dar es-salaam, Tanzania as he became an avid Manchester United fan. Sameer is particularly interested with the social impact sports has on communities as it is a way to ignite passion and bring people closer. His dream job is to work in the NBA with data analytics or scouting.