The Association for Women in Sports Media is pleased to introduce the 2016 internship and scholarship program winners.
Since 1990, AWSM has awarded scholarships and placed nearly 150 female college students in paid sports media internships. We’re excited to have eight talented women make up our 27th class for the summer of 2016.
AWSM is proud to continue working with Sports Illustrated, MLB.com, ESPN, CNN and PRO Sports Communications, and is thrilled to welcome USA TODAY Sports, the Sporting News and MLB Network as new employers.
We want to thank the following people and organizations for being an ongoing support system for AWSM’s internship and scholarship program: Christine Brennan, Martin Doerfler, Kristin Huckshorn, Jim Jenks, Michele Kaufman, Myra MacPherson, the Associated Press Sports Editors and the Sports Journalism Institute.
For more information on AWSM’s internship and scholarship program, including past winners and employers, click here.
The Jim Brennan Scholarship
Hannah Burton is a junior broadcast journalism major at the University of Maryland, with minors in Spanish and Leadership Studies. This summer, she interned with ESPN West Palm in Florida, working with both the English and Spanish radio stations in addition to FOX affiliate WFLX 29 and WPTV News Channel 5. She spent this fall studying abroad in Madrid to help improve her fluency in Spanish. Burton was a contributor to Maryland’s chapter of HerCampus, and a multimedia reporter for the school newspaper, The Diamondback. She’s also a starting defender on the school’s club lacrosse team. Before moving to Atlanta to intern with CNN, Burton will spend the spring with USA TODAY as part of its audio team.
The Betty Brennan Scholarship
USA TODAY Sports
Callie Caplan is a junior journalism major at the University of Maryland, where she writes for the independent student newspaper, The Diamondback. Caplan is the men’s lacrosse beat writer and has also covered field hockey, women’s lacrosse and gymnastics. During the past two summers, she had internships at Baltimore’s CBS affiliate WJZ-TV, PressBox.com in Baltimore, and ESPN 980.
The AWSM Board Scholarship
Madeline Lee is a graduate student at Northwestern University, working towards her M.S. in journalism. She graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., where she worked for the Pioneer Log as both a writer and sports section editor. Lee also played Division III softball for the Pioneers. She’s thrilled to be returning to her hometown to cover the Seattle Mariners as an MLB.com intern. Going to Safeco Field was always a treat for her as a child, especially the time she threw out the first pitch on Little League Day.
The Joyce-Jenks Family Scholarship
Chloe Pavlech is a broadcast journalism major at the University of Maryland. She finished her undergraduate degree in three years and is currently pursuing her master’s degree. She’s particularly interested in discussing race in sports and women in the media. After a trip to an AWSM convention, Pavlech returned to Maryland’s student chapter and expressed the importance of remaining active and involved in the organization. Pavlech is also a member of Maryland’s women’s basketball team and helped lead the Terps to back-to-back Final Fours.
The Leah Siegel Memorial Scholarship
Emily Roth is a junior parks, recreation and tourism major with an emphasis in sport management at the University of Missouri. She currently works at Mizzou Network as a student production assistant, serving as an associate producer for digital television broadcasts on SEC Network Plus. She also is a member of the PRT Scholars at Mizzou.
Roth hopes to one day be a broadcast producer for a major sports network.
The Founders Scholarship
Shannon Scovel is a junior journalism student at American University where she competes on the varsity swim team and serves as editor of the school newspaper, The Eagle. Last summer, Scovel worked as a collegiate correspondent for USA TODAY College and AOL Sports, reporting weekly on local news and sports. She also wrote for the News and Observer, where she covered high school sports in her hometown of Cary, N.C. Scovel enjoys distance running and triathlons.
As part of AWSM’s partnership with the Sports Journalism Institute, a nonprofit working to increase the number of women and minorities in sports media, Scovel will participate in SJI’s bootcamp at the University of Missouri this summer.
The Sophie Scholarship
PRO Sports Communications
Hanna Sprague is in her third year as a journalism major with a Spanish minor at Michigan State University. Sprague spent this past summer working for the Detroit Tigers Foundation, and has returned to East Lansing to work in the MSU Athletic Communications offices for a third straight year. She will finish her undergraduate degree through the first MSU sports journalism study abroad program in Paris and Rome before moving to Los Angeles to work as an AWSM intern with PRO Sports Communications.
APSE Mary Garber Scholarship
Terrin Waack is a sophomore majoring in journalism and double minoring in Spanish and communication studies at the University of Alabama. She’s covered the men’s and women’s tennis beats for the student newspaper, The Crimson White, and has spent this past semester covering the volleyball and football teams. She’s currently interning for The Tuscaloosa News, writing features on Alabama athletes and local sports.
Congratulations, and we look forward to seeing everybody at AWSM’s annual convention from July 28-31 in Miami.