Feb 28, 2013- 10:39 AM
“Just making it as a finalist is an unbelievable accomplishment,” said Anthony Church of the School of Sports Administration, in a press release.
The undergraduate division of the competition is open to students from any country, in any program.
Sports analytics is an emerging field whereby sports data is analyzed to make predictions about performance, fan behaviour and other aspects of sport industries.
The MIT Sloan event has been called “the Super Bowl of Sport Analytics” by Forbes Magazine, and is attended by major sports organizations, broadcasters and vendors.
The students, Matt Jackowetz, Darby Reive and Katarina Schwabe, will be leaving for MIT today, and will be vying for the championship March 2.