Past Carolina Blue Honors Fellows

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.