April 5, 2007
UW-Eau Claire Sales competition finalists Lindsay Renneau, Ann Lundberg, Bowie Burger, and Katrina Rademacher represented UW-Eau Claire at the National Sales Competition, held on March 15-17, 2007 at Kennesaw State University near Atlanta, Georgia. Professor LaNette Flunker served as the faculty coach for the UW-Eau Claire team.
Marketing student, Katrina Rademacher, competed in the final round of the competition and was named 3rd runner up at the National Sales Competition. Rademacher lost out to the overall champion by only .03 of a point. Lindsey Renneau made it to the quarter finals.
The UW-Eau Claire team placed fifth nationally, beating teams from such schools as Babson College, Ball State University, Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, Clemson University, Florida State University, Illinois State University, Purdue, and University of Houston.
Overall Champion – Washington State University – Nate Sholz
1st runner up – University of Central Florida – Alex Homer
2nd runner up – University of Houston – Tolulope Kuteyi
3rd runner up – University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire – Katrina Rademacher
1. Washington State University
2. University of Central Florida
3. Baylor University
4. Western Michigan University
5. University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
6. University of Houston
7. Middle Tennessee State University & Central Missouri
8. University of Washington
9. Georgia Southern University
10. Ohio University
Thanks to the following business people who helped the sales team prepare for nationals. They met with students on Fridays and offered feedback and suggestions.