Nick Rush

Sport Management and Marketing | Terre Haute, Ind.

Pursuing his Passion for Sports

You don’t have to be a professional athlete to make your career in sports. Just ask Nick Rush, who found exactly what he was looking for at Manchester. “I majored in sport management because I can never really see myself outside of sports,” Nick says. His second major in marketing will round out his skill set and prepare him to work in the industry he loves.

A three-sport athlete in high school, Nick continued his athletic career with MU’s baseball team and led this year in RBIs and slugging percentage. He aspires to work in an off-the-field role such as administration or marketing for a professional sports league such as Major League Baseball.


Guitar, lifting, video games

Favorite Hangouts

College of Business computer lab, Walker Learning Classroom

Recommended Faculty

Professor Ogden, Dr. Hedstrom, Professor Hoffman, Professor Beate

Recommended Classes

Astronomy, Financial Responsibility

What People May Not Know About MU

It’s a small community but still feels big; you see so many friends, but there’s still always someone new to meet. There are many opportunities to be involved clubs, jobs, intramurals, or events.

Advice for Students Looking at MU 

Make the most of your visits. Talk to the coaches, professors, and students. Don’t be afraid to ask them questions!

“I can never really see myself outside of sports.”

Preparation for success

Nick is getting plenty of practical experience at MU. He coordinated social media for the NCAA DIII Midwest Regional Wrestling Championships and organized Manchester Madness, an annual event that rallies Spartan fans to kick off the basketball season. “I think that's the most hands-on you can get,” he says. “We went behind the scenes and took all of class time to plan it. Then we went and actually did it on the night of the event.”
Eventually, Nick can turn his athletic instincts into career success. “I've always been a competitive guy whether it's on the field or just life in general.”

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