NYUSPS Tisch Institute Undergraduate Students Win Diamond Dollars Case Competition

A team of students from the NYUSPS Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business placed first in the Diamond Dollars Case Competition, hosted by Columbia University in November 2016. This is the fourth time a Tisch Institute team has won a baseball analytics case competition since 2013. Most recently, the team won the undergraduate division at the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Analytics Conference in March 2016.

The Diamond Dollars Case Competition is the first national competition of its kind focused on baseball analytics. In two competitions—one for graduate and professional schools and another for undergraduates—students from across the country prepare presentations and analyses of the types of operational issues that a team’s general manager and staff confront over the course of a season.            

The NYUSPS team members, all students in the BS in sports management, were Eli Nachmany, Nadav Lev Friedmann-Grunstein, Tyler Ackerson, Ian Hollenberg, and Cheng-Young An. The team will next compete in the SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix, AZ in March 2017.