Weber State Professional Sales Students Win Big at NCSSC, ACSC

ATLANTA – For the third consecutive year, Weber State Professional Sales students took home hardware at the National Collegiate Sports Sales Championship in Atlanta. This year, however, may be their best performance at the event since its inception five years ago. The team of Enoch Fleming, Casey Smith, and Parker Wilcox, took home 3rd place in the corporate partnerships division. Fleming, a junior Professional Sales major from Fayetteville, Arkansas, made it to the semi-finals of corporate partnerships, and finished fourth overall.

“NCSSC was such an amazing event!” said Fleming. “I’m grateful for the chance I had to showcase my sales skills at NCSSC with Weber State. Huge shoutout to the Atlanta Hawks and Baylor University for hosting this fantastic event.”

NCSSC has become a fundamental sales competition nationwide, and has gained momentum in its five-year existence. Over 150 students from 70 colleges across the country competed in the virtual round in the fall, and later traveled to Atlanta to compete in the championship. Weber State was named the best speed-selling team in both 2022, and 2023, with this year Fleming and Smith anchoring the team to their third-place corporate partnerships finish. NCSSC’s traction and popularity stems from its real-life application to sports sales, one of the fastest-growing markets in the sales landscape.

“Being put in a realistic situation with the case they wrote really helped me get a feel for what it might be like to work for a sports franchise.” Said Fleming. “Having the opportunity to be surrounded and learn from top-notch reps and executives from various sports franchises was an invaluable experience.”

Weber State’s hardware at NCSSC came only hours after more trophies were handed out to PSSA students at a different Professional Sales event on the other side of the country. In Phoenix, Anna Johnson and Morgan Ence took second place in the team marketing division at the Arizona Collegiate Sales Competition, winning $1000 in prize money for their efforts.

“ACSC definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone this weekend.” Said Ence, a junior Professional Sales major from Fruit Heights. “I gained valuable experience, made new friends, and was inspired by a lot of people. Spending my weekend this way left me feeling hopeful and excited of what’s to come.”

Ence and Johnson were joined by PSSA members Chet Larger, and Devin Smith at ACSC, with this being their first appearance at the competition. The team, led my department chair Nicole Flink continued the winning streak with their placement. At this point in the 2023-24 year, Weber State students have placed in six of the seven external sales competitions they have competed in, cementing their brand as a heavyweight contender in the national sales competition circuit.

“The sales competition at ASU was a great experience for our students.” Said Flink. “It provided opportunities for growth in sales and marketing skills, as well as fantastic networking opportunities for the students. As a faculty coach, I value these opportunities for the students to grow in their skills and challenge themselves beyond the classroom.”

This week, PSSA students have a chance at extending the already decorated banner year on the competitive sales circuit, competing at the National Collegiate Sales Competition, arguably the most highly competitive event of the entire year. In April, students will wrap up the 2023-24 year by competing at the International Career Development Conference in Austin, Texas.

The Professional Sales Student Association is an open organization in the department of Professional Sales, welcoming students from any major to compete in sales competitions. Members of the PSSA have the opportunity to broaden their sales network and experience outside of the classroom by being involved.