Kansas State University


Department of Marketing

NSSI Sales Cats Sales Team Update

By Dawn Deeter-Schmelz

The Sales Cats Sales Team of the National Strategic Selling Institute had an exciting fall semester! In addition to our Edward Jones Sales Competition here on campus, the sales team members attended four competitions.Image of Willie Sales Cat   The Edward Jones Sales Competition determines who we will take to the National Collegiate Sales Competition at Kennesaw University (March 28-31, 2014).  This year’s Edward Jones winners are Ryan Knight, Ashlynn Knoll, Jake Pritchard, and Alex Robinson.  Cheyenne Meredith and Blair Wilen are team alternates.  We are currently preparing for Kennesaw and look forward to beating our 11th place finish last year.

The four competitions we attended were:

National Team Selling Competition, Indiana University

Coach David Lehman

Team Members Kendal Clawson, Michelle Hill, Kellie Jackson, and Preston Lagemann

This was our first time at this competition, and the team ended up at ninth – we are quite pleased to be in the top ten.


Great Northwoods Sales Warmup, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Coach Dawn Deeter

Team Members Emily Jardine, Ryan Knight, Tina Ratcliff, Austin Robisch

Emily Jardine placed second overall, and all team members performed exceptionally well!  We also placed second as a team.


International Collegiate Sales Competition, Florida State University

Coach Dawn Deeter

Team Members Tom Abrams, Travis Heideman, Tyler Maneth, and Jake Pritchard.

We had a great time and turned in some great performances.  Tom and Travis came in third in the case competition, missing the finals by only 5 points.


National Sales Challenge, William Paterson University

Coach Dawn Deeter

Team members Tyler Gates and Sarah Mershon

Tyler and Sarah represented K-State very well, and we all enjoyed the cruise around Manhattan on the final evening.