SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - Adam Satz, a senior men's basketball manager at Seton Hall University, has won a national managers contest sponsored by The UPS Store.
Satz was named one of four national finalists in the early spring, which carried a $5000 award to Seton Hall's general scholarship fund. Over the last month, Satz, as well as finalists from Duke, Elon and Rice, competed for votes for the top prize which nets an additional $10,000 to the manager's school.
For two days a film crew followed Satz around during his daily routine as a manager, student and member of the Seton Hall community. Fans have been urged over the last month to view the videos of the four finalists and vote for a winner.
The voting officially ended in the evening of Friday, April 15 and Satz, who led for the vast majority of the contest, was named the winner by over 1,000 votes over a duo of managers from Duke University. In all, he received over 5,600 votes.
"Thank you to everyone who supported me," Satz said. "I found the amount of people who took the time to help, whether they knew me or not, truly humbling."
Satz has been a manager for the men's basketball team for over three years. His expertise is vast, but he specializes in video work and film exchange. Although he traveled with the team on road trips and worked long hours in the men's basketball offices, Satz still managed to be a leader in Seton Hall's sports management program and maintains a grade point average of over 3.5.
"It is a tremendous accomplishment for Adam to win this national contest," said Seton Hall head men's basketball coach Kevin Willard. "Each of the finalists are quite impressive. They all should be congratulated for making it this far."
"Adam is one of the most dedicated and hard-working young men I've ever been around," Willard continued. "He truly deserves this. We couldn't be happier for him."