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Josie Baughman award presentation

2023 National Shore Sales Challenge Winners Announced

SALISBURY, MD---Some 127 students from 37 colleges and universities in the U.S. and beyond recently competed in the fourth National Shore Sales Challenge (NSSC), hosted by Salisbury University’s Mid-Atlantic Sales and Marketing Institute (MASMI), presented by Perdue Farms.

Students competed in sales role play and speed selling challenges, pitching themselves to judges, representing the event’s sponsors and others, on the topic “Why I am the best person for the job.”

Josie Baughman of the University of Akron was the overall champion in the role play category, winning $1,000. Camille Eldridge of the University of Central Florida placed second, earning $750.

The third-place winner ($500) was Natalie Lemnus of North Dakota State University, followed by Parker Costanza of Southeastern Louisiana University in fourth ($250) and Jasmine Kellogg of Florida State University in fifth ($100).

Jacob Myers of the University of Nebraska Omaha was the overall champion in the speed selling category, earning $300. Daniel McLaughlin of Central Michigan University placed second, winning $200. Andrew Golderman of St. Andrews University placed third, receiving a $100 prize.

Coaches of the top-placing teams also were honored. Dr. William Steiger, coach of the University of Central Florida team, placed first in the Top Team category, winning $750. Dave Payne, coach of the University of Akron team, placed second ($500), and Dr. David Brauer, coach of the West Virginia University team, placed third ($250).

Perdue Farms served as the competition’s executive sponsor. Silver sponsors included APPI Energy, Choptank Transport, Consolidated Electrical Distributors, memoryBlue, Northwestern Mutual, OC Beachfront Rentals, Orkin, Penske Truck Leasing, Pohanka Automotive Group, Risk Placement Services, Sherwin-Williams, Stanley Black & Decker, Sunbelt Rentals, Take2IT, Tom James, Total Plastics International and United Rentals.

For more information visit the NSSC webpage.

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