Cassie Chance, who served in the NFCA's first class of interns this past academic year, has been awarded a scholarship by the College Sports Information Directors of America, the organization announced this week.
Chance, a senior at Mississippi State majoring in communications, will receive one of the just two undergraduate awards, which carry with them a $2,500 stipend for the upcoming academic year. Colorado State student Nick Kiger won the other award.
Chance joined the NFCA last September as a communications intern. She routinely wrote stories forFastpitch Delivery, and helped with the recent redesign of the NFCA's Web site. Chance attended the 2003 NFCA Convention, 2004 Leadoff Classic and 2004 Women's College World Series.
In addition to her duties with the NFCA, she worked on statistical crews for Mississippi State's football, basketball and volleyball squads. She will begin duties this fall as MSU's primary sports information contact for its nationally-ranked track and field program.
Chance has served in media relations roles at numerous events, including the NCAA Women's Final Four this past April. She maintains a 3.23 grade point average in the classroom.