Past Carolina Blue Honors Fellows

2018 Fellows

Anna Grace Kelley

Centre d’Alt Rendiment (CAR) in Sant Cugat, Barcelona, Spain

Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Major: Business Administration. Minors: Entrepreneurship and Coaching Education
Class: 2020

Anna Grace spent the summer of 2018 interning at Centre d’Alt Rendiment (CAR) in Sant Cugat, Barcelona, Spain. CAR is working to revolutionize the way athletes train through the use of new technology, science and research and educational programs. Through her experience, Anna Grace gained a greater understanding of the business operations side of sports. At UNC, Anna Grace has served as the head manager of the Varsity Women’s Basketball Team and has been involved in student government, the Sports Business Club and the Carolina Women in Business Club.

James Tatter

9inesports in Barcelona, Spain

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC
Majors: History and Economics
Class: 2019

James used the fellowship cover his expenses for travel to Barcelona, Spain, to work with 9inesports, a sports media startup. 9inesports is a platform that seeks to integrate access to sports content such as news, videos and statistics with a social media platform that connects sports fans with each other, their favorite teams, and other brands associated with the sports industry. James learned more about how sports and business meaningfully interact while living and working in the heart of Barcelona. He is an assistant sports editor for the Daily Tar Heel and runs cross country and track for the UNC Club team.

Click here to learn more about the internship experiences Anna Grace and James had in Barcelona.

2017 Fellows

Christian Abbonizio

Genius Sports in Melbourne, Australia

Hometown: Downingtown, PA
Major: Economics
Class: 2018

Christian used the Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship to cover his expenses for travel to Melbourne, Australia to work with the sports data company Genius Sports during summer 2017. Christian is an entrepreneur in the sports industry, and he utilized his experience to improve both account management and product development at Genius Sports. He is the Chief Operations Officer at Daily Fantasy Insider LLC, a sports information business that he co-founded in 2016.
Click here to watch Christian discuss his fellowship experience.

Megan Cain

FanHub Media in Melbourne, Australia

Hometown: Asheville, NC
Majors: Journalism and Sports administration. Minor: Entrepreneurship
Class: 2019

Megan Cain used the fellowship to cover her expenses while she interned at FanHub Media in Melbourne, Australia in 2017. FanHub creates digital platforms and experiences that enhance fans engagement for the sporting and entertainment industries. Through her internship, she gained a greater understanding of the significant sports and their place in Australian culture.

Nina Luker

Varsity Sports in Cape Town, South Africa

Hometown: Radnor, PA
Major: Advertising. Minor: Entrepreneurship
Class: 2018

In summer 2017, Nina traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to intern at Varsity Sports, which is similar to the NCAA in the United States. Her goal was to increase the public’s view of university sport and bring more spectatorship for South African university athletics. Nina is also a member of UNC’s varsity rowing program.
Click here to watch Nina discuss her fellowship experience.

2016 Fellow

Kayla Miles

VX Sport in Wellington, New Zealand

Hometown: Watertown, NY
Major: Exercise and sports science. Minor: Entrepreneurship
Class: 2017

Kayla traveled to Wellington, New Zealand to embark on a summer internship with VX Sport, an entrepreneurial sports business focused on optimizing athletes’ performance through monitoring devices and data-driven decision-making. At UNC, Kayla was on the women’s lacrosse team.
Click here to watch Kayla discuss her fellowship experience.