McCoy College students win two championships at National Collegiate Sales Competition

March 13, 2024


Eight members of student sales competition team wearing business attire
McCoy College sales competition team members, left to right: Britney Blood, Nick Szabo (graduate coach), Kyle Kitagawa, Parker Callaway, Taylor Lack, Kade Campbell, Kimberlin Khan, and Paige Franklin (graduate coach).

Compiled from information provided by the Center for Professional Sales at the McCoy College of Business.

ATLANTA, Georgia — Students from the McCoy College of Business at Texas State University claimed two national championships and a quarterfinal finish at the 26th Annual National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC), held March 8-11.

McCoy College students Taylor Lack and Kade Campbell each won first-place trophies in speed selling — Lack for Pacesetter, and Campbell for Gartner. Additionally, student Kimberlin Khan earned a quarterfinal finish in the sales role-play category.

Texas State's 2024 national team was composed of undergraduate students Campbell, Lack, and Khan, as well as Britney Blood, Parker Callaway, and Kyle Kitagawa. Nick Szabo and Paige Franklin served as graduate student coaches, and the team's faculty coach was Vicki West, director of McCoy College's Center for Professional Sales.

"I have been honored to be a part of such a strong national team," Campbell said. "I would not have had any of these opportunities if it were not for the continued excellence in our professional selling program."

"The overall strength of our national team was what really made the difference for us," Blood added. "We all worked so hard for months on every single detail, so there were no surprises when we competed. We researched, practiced, and adapted to multiple scenarios, developing life-long skills that are transferrable in any situation. It was a tremendous experience.”

Nearly 150 college students from 72 universities attended the competition, hosted by the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. Students compete not only for national championship titles but also for job offers from Fortune 500 recruiters.

The NCSC has become an annual hotspot for recruiters seeking top sales students in the United States. The world’s largest and oldest collegiate sales competition, the NCSC pits top sales students in a test of live role-play, one-on-one sales call challenges. Participating companies also sponsor a speed-selling competition to test the sales skills of students in a 90-second round of their presentation skills.

Twenty-seven companies were product sponsors for the competition, including Henry Schein, Stryker, Bloomberg, Canon, Insight Global, Bunzl, Memory Blue, and Pacesetter. Gartner was the official Product Sponsor for NCSC 2024. ✯

About the NCSC
The National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC) founded in 1999, provides a venue for dedicated collegiate sales students to improve their skills and pursue career opportunities with top professional sales organizations. The NCSC facilitates the engagement of industry sales leaders with leading sales professors from across the U.S. Graduates from participating schools enjoy a 30% lower turnover rate and a 50% faster ramp-up time compared to other entry-level sales hires.

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About the McCoy College of Business
Established in 1970, Texas State’s business school officially became the McCoy College of Business in 2004 following a transformational gift of $20 million by Emmett and Miriam McCoy. The college, which offers classes in both San Marcos and Round Rock, is accredited by AACSB in both business and accounting, and has graduated more than 44,000 alumni.

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