SCOM Student Amanda Golson Receives USAB Scholarship to Attend Women in the Game Conference in Dallas

Recently, School of Communication student Amanda Golson received a full scholarship from USA Basketball to attend their Women in the Game conference in Dallas. Amanda is currently a sophomore double majoring in Media/Communications Studies and Sport Management. She currently serves as the Chief Anchor of V89 Sports, an ACCNX sideline reporter for Seminole Productions, a bat girl for the FSU baseball team, and a teaching assistant for Tim Fordyce’s Advanced Feature Reporting Class. After graduation, she aspires to eventually work for the NBA, NFL, or MLB as a media correspondent.

Amanda shared that the scholarship opportunity piqued her interest as soon as it was sent to her by a family friend. “I actually got the phone call that I was selected when I was working the FSU v UNC basketball game so it was very fitting,” Amanda shared, “It was so gratifying that the amazing people at USAB chose me and believed I would represent them well. I was the 2nd youngest scholarship recipient which made me feel really accomplished.”

The 2023 Dallas Women in the Game conference was held on Thursday, March 30 and brought together guest speakers from a variety of sports business fields to inspire and educate female students and young professionals in the sports industry. Amanda told CCI about her experience, sharing, “I am honored that I now get to represent USA Basketball and their efforts to inspire the next generation of women leaders in the sports industry. Seeing the appreciation for women’s basketball in person was really eye opening. I sense that there will be a major shift next year with how people view and support women’s basketball, and I’m just thrilled I got to be a tiny part of it.”