Estep Named Next Generation of Campus Recreation Winner
Junior exercise science major Samantha Estep was one of eight outstanding students and the grand prize winner of the inaugural Next Generation of Campus Rec writing contest.
Estep’s article, “Work in Rec Opens Up New World of Possibilities,” was published in the April edition of Athletic Business and highlights Estep’s time working at Georgia Southern University Campus Recreation & Intramurals (CRI) and how it has shaped her into the person she is today.
Estep will receive an all-expense paid trip to Athletic Business’s annual conference held in Baltimore, Maryland, in November and was given the opportunity to participate in an Instagram takeover day on April 16, 2020.
“This recognition is important to me because it is not only about what I’ve done with CRI, but how CRI and its professional staff helped me achieve my goals. Before CRI, I didn’t know what kind of career I wanted to pursue, but working there has helped me find my passion,” stated the Canton, Georgia native.
“I chose to study at Georgia Southern because of its personal and small college feel even though it is a rather large school. I have been able to form relationships with professors who have helped me network with many other schools and businesses in Georgia and around the country.”
After graduation, Estep plans to pursue a career as a physical therapist and continue her work as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. “Georgia Southern has prepared me for my future by challenging me in regards to my individual goals while also encouraging me to branch out in a much larger way than I ever expected.”
The Next Generation of Campus Rec program was developed by Athletic Business and NIRSA as a way to demonstrate their dedication to helping the campus recreation profession succeed.