October 17, 2023
By Rob Humphreys ’16MBA
Explore how Rollins’ winning combination of athletic and academic excellence gives our student-athletes a competitive advantage.
Rollins student-athletes have a long history of successful careers on the business side of sports. Alice Dye ’48 shaped modern golf course design. Soccer player Dave Pitt ’04 ’06MBA won three rings with the Golden State Warriors as senior director of partnerships. Lacrosse player Annie Koeblitz ’13 is a multimedia producer at NBC Sports.
The list goes on, with more Tars following their lead every year. Take water-skier Jenny Goldsher ’21, for example. With a double major in computer science and psychology and a minor in data analytics, she landed an analyst job with the Seattle Mariners after developing a web application that uses advanced baseball statistics to simulate play-by-play output. She credits valuable skills in leadership, communication, and collaboration that she learned both in the classroom and through the cauldron of competition for preparing her to take the next steps after graduation.
Meet three Tars whose experiences as student-athletes helped them go pro in thriving careers, where every day they combine their passion for sports with the future-proof foundation they received at Rollins.
Molly von Eschenbach ’21
Performance Marketing Coordinator, Atlanta United
- Major: Communication studies
- Sport: Women’s soccer
- Notable: Interned at the Golf Channel while anchoring Rollins’ defense on the pitch
“I’m able to apply what I learned at Rollins in my corporate role at Atlanta United where I write and edit copy, lead campaigns, and spearhead large marketing initiatives. My time as a soccer player taught me how to handle pressure and stay calm among the chaos, which is especially true in the sports industry, where everything can change in seconds.”
Jenny Goldsher ’21
Data Strategist, Seattle Mariners
- Majors: Computer science and psychology, with a minor in data analytics
- Sport: Water skiing
- Notable: Competed at NCWSA All-Stars; named outstanding senior scholar in science and math
“Rollins allowed me to pursue my passions with a growth mindset. In the classroom, I had the opportunity to contextualize my studies in real-world settings through research opportunities. As a water-skier, I re-engaged my passion for competitive athletics and learned new skills. The combination of these experiences prepared me to work in a dynamic environment geared toward competition.”
Justin Driscoll ’20 ’21MBA
Associate, Investments & Portfolio, leAD Sports & Health
- Major: Economics
- Sport: Baseball
- Notable: 4-year academic all-conference pitcher; member of 2022 College World Series team
“Leveraging my platform as a student-athlete helped me secure my current role at leAD Sports. Rollins allowed me to discover my passion off the field while simultaneously pursuing my academic and athletic ambitions, including getting my MBA. This is crucial for a school to offer because so many athletes are too late to position themselves for success once their athletic and academic career is over.”
How Do You Stay Active on Campus?
You don’t need to be a varsity athlete to stay fit or satisfy your competitive streak through intramurals, waters sports, group fitness classes, and more. Explore a few of the ways you can get moving without ever leaving America’s most beautiful campus.
Plug into the world of LAN-style gaming at Rollins, where two dedicated spaces—an official gaming room and a 24-hour practice lab—feature a combined 23 stations with top-of-the-line processors and graphics cards optimized for competitive esports.
Club Sports & Intramurals
Join one of dozens of club and intramural teams—from basketball to ping-pong. And our near-perpetual sunny weather gives you year-round access to outdoor activities like golf and water polo.
Our lakeside location on Lake Virginia means that getting out on the water—even in between classes—is as easy as launching a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard from the Rollins Boathouse.
Group Fitness Classes
Get your groove on with Zumba or feel the burn in a boot-camp-style session or sign up for yoga on the lawn. No matter your mood, we’ve got a class to match it.
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