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K-State Sales Team

The National Strategic Selling Institute (NSSI) strives to provide sales students opportunities to broaden their professional development skills outside the classroom. Tryouts for the team are held during the spring semester. Through the K-State Sales Team, students are able to compete in national sales competitions. These experiences allow students to enhance their skills and begin preparing for a career in any sales organization. 

Spring 2020 K-State Sales Team Tryouts

We are excited to host our Spring 2020 K-State Sales Team Tryouts virtually. The tryouts are sponsored by Gartner and are scheduled to take place on April 19 - 21, 2020. All events will be facilitated through Webex and will take place over three rounds. 

For more information on the Spring 2020 K-State Sales Team Tryouts, click here!

Sales Competitions

During the 2019 - 2020 academic year, the K-State Sales Team plans to travel to 11 external sales competitions across the United States. To see the full list of competitions, please click below. 

Huhtamaki Sales Competition
Date: October 3-4, 2019
Location: De Soto, Kansas

Challenger Sales Institute Tri-State Challenge
Date: October 10-11, 2019
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Great Northwoods Sales Warm-up
Date: October 24-26, 2019
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Northeast Intercollegiate Sales Competition
Date: October 25-26, 2019
Location: Smithfield, Rhode Island 

National Collegiate Sports Sales Championship
Date: November 4-5, 2019
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

International Collegiate Sales Competition
Date: November 6-9, 2019
Location: Orlando, Florida

USF Sales Competition
Date: February 6-8, 2020
Location: Tampa, Florida

University of Toledo Invitational Sales Competition
 February 20-22, 2020
Location: Toledo, Ohio

Challenger Sales Institute Regional Team Challenge
Date: March 5-7, 2020
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

National Collegiate Sales Competition
Date: March 27-20, 2020
Location: Kennesaw Georgia

Twin Cities Collegiate Sales Competition
Date: April 15-17, 2020
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sales Team Members

The following students are members of the K-State Sales Team for the 2019 - 2020 academic year. 

lanessa aurand
Lanessa Aurand

Major: Professional Strategic Selling and Marketing
Hometown: Belleville, Kansas
Favorite Quote: If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. - Martin Luther King Jr. 

harrison carney
Harrison Carney

Major: Business Marketing
Certificate: Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Olathe, Kansas
Favorite Quote: It's not about how hard 
you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.

jacqueline clawson
Jacqueline Clawson

Major: Marketing and Agricultural Economics
Certificate: Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Meade, Kansas
Favorite Quote: Search inward. Reach 
outward. Look heavenward.

skylar holsinger
Skylar Holsinger

Major: Professional Strategic Selling
Certificate: Leadership Studies
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Favorite Quote: It is better to fail in 
originality than to succeed in imitation.

katie horton
Katie Horton

Major: Marketing and Professional Strategic Selling
Minor: Leadership Studies
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Favorite Quote: You will never 
regret being kind. - Unknown

lucas johnson
Lucas Johnson

Major: Professional Strategic Selling
Certificate/Minor: Data Analytics and Leadership
Hometown: Shawnee, Kansas
Favorite Quote: You can't be upset about the things that you permit.

sarah kerrigan
Sarah Kerrigan

Major: Professional Strategic Selling 
Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska
Favorite Quote: In order to succeed, we must 
first believe that we can. - Nikos Kazantzakis

landen king
Landen King

Major: Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Favorite Quote: Flap gums, collect hardware, get out.

kara krannawitter
Kara Krannawitter

Major: Marketing and Sales
Certificate: Leadership Studies
Lawrence, Kansas
Favorite Quote:
 Do your own thing on 
your own terms and get what you came 
here for.

preston maurer
Preston Maurer

Major: Finance
Certificate: Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Favorite Quote: You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. - Michael Jordan

cecilia nancarrow
Cecilia Nancarrow

Major: Professional Strategic Selling
Certificate: Data Analytics
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Favorite Quote: Live simply and work hard. 
- Chip Gaines

abbie o'grady
Abbie O'Grady

Major: Professional Strategic Selling and Marketing
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Favorite Quote: Wherever you are planted, bloom with grace.

kaitlyn porter
Kaitlyn Porter

Major: Organizational Management
Certificate: Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Manhattan, Kansas
Favorite Quote: People who really want to make 
a difference in the world usually do it, in one way 
or another. And I've noticed something about people who make a difference in the world. They hold the unshakeable conviction that individuals are extremely important, that every life matters. They get excited over one smile. They are willing to feed one stomach, 
educate one mind, and treat one wound. They aren't determined to revolutionize the world all at once; they're satisfied with small changes. Over time, though, the small changes add up. Sometimes they even transform cities and nations, and yes, the world. - Beth Clark


brett white
Brett White

Major: Marketing and Sales
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Favorite Quote: You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky

For more information on the K-State Sales Team stop by the NSSI Suite (Business Building 2121) or contact Kellie Jackson, K-State Sales Team Coach.  

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