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My college journey at Texas State

By: Kiersten Ehr
April 19, 2017

Just to fill you all in on what I have been up to lately let’s just say it’s been a journey filled with wonderful experiences at Texas State. 

For those of you who don’t know my story and how I got to be a part of amazing sports experiences let me start. 

2013-2014 Freshman year

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Covering a Texas State football game 
  • Became a Sports Reporter, Sports Announcer, Social Media Content Contributor for KTSW-89.9 radio station run by students at Texas State. Covered softball, baseball and basketball.
  • Worked for the web content department for KTSW-89.9 writing and editing blogs.
  • Received the ‘Champion of the Month’ award for the web content team.
  • Joined the Texas State Broadcasting Society.
  • Served as the treasurer for the Association of Women in Communications chapter at Texas State.

2014-2015 Sophomore year

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Working a high school football game on the sidelines 
  • Continued to work for KTSW-89.9 in the sports department.
  • Received the ‘Champion of the Month’ for sports department.
  • Started my SportsChic blog on WordPress.
  • Became a treasurer for the Texas State Broadcasting Society.
  • Summer of my sophomore year I became the sports intern for KABB FOX 29/WOAI NEWS 4 SA.

2015-2016 Junior year 

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Surprise candid with Tony Parker
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Inside the Spurs media room 
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Anchoring on Bobcat Update with my friend Tony Balladares
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Sports intern with Time Warner Cable 

 

  • Continued my sports internship with KABB FOX 29/WOAI NEWS 4 SA until December, 2015.
  • Became the president of the Texas State Broadcasting Society.
  • Received a paid position for the Texas State Athletics department to be a student worker videographer in December, 2015.
  • Sports Reporter/Anchor for Texas State Bobcat Update TV.
  • Received a sports internship with Time Warner Cable (now Spectrum) in San Antonio (attended all Spurs home games in the spring schedule) for the spring semester. 
  • Received a paid marketing internship with the United Soccer League (USL) San Antonio FC owned and operated by the Spurs Sports and Entertainment. I interned for the entire inaugural season where I helped run the team Snapchat game day fan relations, promotions and marketing events. 

2016-2017 Senior year

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Working an event at Toyota Field for San Antonio FC
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View from Toyota Field
  • Active president of the Texas State Broadcasting Society.
  • Videographer for Texas State Athletics covering football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball and baseball. 
  • Received a marketing internship in January, 2017 with a internet marketing service  called Leadhub in San Antonio where I help write blogs for different clients in other states for their websites. 
  • Graduating in May, 2017 🙂 

As you can see I have taken advantage of joining several organizations, taking on leadership roles and having four different internships. My goal is to enjoy my job and career once I graduate. I hope to work in sports media/sports communications where I can take advantage of my knowledge of social media and marketing. 

What is SportsChic up to? 

I am applying for various sports related positions and would love to hear from my readers of any open positions that I would be qualified for where I can be a great asset for an organization.

I have loved this college chapter in my life and I can’t wait to start the next step in my life starting my professional career. I encourage everyone to make goals and follow them! 

Until the next time,
I’m Kiersten Ehr
Twitter/Instagram @KierstenEhr

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Senior photo session February, 2017

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. “

LeBron Keeps Promise And Brings Championship To Cleveland

By: Kiersten Ehr

On June 19th, 2016, history was made and brought to Cleveland, Ohio.

You could say one man was behind it, LeBron James. The “King” of the NBA. If you don’t know who LeBron James is, well you probably haven’t watched any NBA games since 2003 when he was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers directly out of high school.

The Gist Of It

The Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA Championship defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Sunday’s  Game 7.

What you should take away from this defeat:

  • No team had ever rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win the NBA finals — until Sunday night (Cavs were the underdog in this series)
  • Cavaliers first championship in franchise history
  • City of Cleveland’s first major sports title since 1964
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Screenshot from Twitter

The “King” At His Best

  • Who will argue that Game 7 wasn’t LeBron’s biggest game of his career?
    LeBron James reminded NBA fans that he’s LeBron and he’s currently trying to catch up to Michael Jordan who had six NBA Championships (Chicago Bulls: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998) in his career. LeBron is half way there with three championships.
  • LeBron was named the Finals MVP after scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds, and racking up 11 assists.
    According to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver the vote was unanimous. LeBron had his moment while he kissed the court, and shed tears of happiness with his fellow teammates.

    LeBron Back At Home

Just for a quick recap, LeBron James was drafted with the 1st overall pick in the NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003. James stayed in his hometown with the Cavs until 2010 when he decided to sign with Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat organization. In 2010  LeBron faced criticism for leaving the Cavaliers and his hometown of Cleveland. While playing for the Miami Heat he won two NBA Championships back-to-back (2012, 2013).

Cavaliers Came Back For Revenge

  • A year ago the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors were in the same place fighting for the NBA Championship
  • The Warriors had their first title since 1975 as they won in six games (4–2)  in the 2015 Finals over the Cavs (Warriors’ first title in 40 years and their fourth in franchise history)
  • Cavaliers defeated the Warriors in the 2016 Finals despite the fact that Golden State set the record for the most wins in a regular season with a 73-9 record

Scores From 2016 NBA Finals

  • Game 1 – Warriors 104-89 Cavs
  • Game 2- Warriors 110-77 Cavs
  • Game 3- Cavs 120-90 Warriors
  • Game 4- Warriors 108- 97 Cavs
  • Game 5- Cavs 112-97 Warriors
  • Game 6- Cavs 115-101 Warriors
  • Game 7- Cavs 93-89 Warriors (Cleveland won 4-3 in series)

LeBron James reported today prior to the Cavs’ championship parade that he has no plans to leave the Cavaliers.

According to cleveland.com, LeBron James said, “I love it here. I love being here. I love my teammates. I’ve got no plans to go nowhere at this point.”

The Future For LeBron

  • LeBron can become a free agent if he decides to not exercise the one-year, $24 million player’s option in his contract
  • James can decide to decline the option on June 29th to get a raise from the Cavs …James can make $30 million next season under a new contract
  • Free agents can begin negotiating with teams starting July 1st and can sign July 7th

“This is the happiest time in my life right now,” James said.

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Courtesy of ESPN.com

Since the NBA Finals are over fans can look forward to the 2016 NBA Draft Thursday, June23 at 7:00 PM CT on ESPN. Let the regular season countdown begin!

Until The Next Time,
Your SportsChic
~Kiersten Ehr~
Stay Updated With Me On Twitter/Instagram @KierstenEhr
Enjoy your summer 🙂

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Texas State Baseball Team Hero

Check out my feature story over the Texas State baseball team student manager Will Grant.

(Thanks to Luke Sherley, Granger Studdard and Coach Jeremy Fikac for being apart of the interview. Also a big thank you to the Texas State baseball team, and Sports Information Department for making this interview and story possible.)

By: Kiersten Ehr
Twitter: @KierstenEhr

Lights, Camera, Action

By: Kiersten Ehr
March 31, 2016

Hello my amazing friends, fans and followers.

It’s Kiersten Ehr your favorite SportsChic and I’m just updating you on what I’ve been up to lately within the sports world.

 

Get To Know SportsChic

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Logo Created By: Rachel Sansing, Cover Art By: Jerome Bartlett
  • Only child born & raised in San Antonio, Texas (PROUD Native Texan) Spurs fan
  • My entire family is from Wisconsin
  • Born &  raised Green Bay Packers fan (My dad’s best friend has Packers season tickers right by the Lambeau Leap section in the end-zone… This is the way I get to see Packer games in Green Bay. Pretty amazing.
  • My dad’s father who I call Boppa is an alum from Notre Dame University in South Bend (Ever since I was a little girl I grew up watching Notre Dame football and basketball)

Balancing College & Sports Internships

Part One:

I currently work for Spurs Sports & Entertainment as a marketing intern (I help out with the Snap Chat account at @SanAntonioFC as well as taking pictures and videos for the team)for the new USL San Antonio Football Club which is basically owned by the Spurs. This is a soccer team that hopes to become a Major League Soccer team in the future.
~Here are some exclusive pictures that I captured for the San Antonio Football Club. We are very excited that this week is the first game for the regular season, and April 9th will be the home opener at the Toyota Field!

~You can check out the San Antonio Football Club at their website http://sanantoniofc.com/   Twitter @SanAntonioFC   Instagram @SanAntonioFC Snapchat @SanAntonioFC Facebook @San Antonio FC

Part Two:

I have another internship with Time Warner Cable News for the San Antonio location. Part of the internship allows me to attend a wide range of sports events. For example I can go to all the Spurs home games… yes I’m beyond blessed considering they are the Spurs and will most likely be in the NBA Championship series this year.
Here are some Exclusive pictures I have captured this year with TWC News. Enjoy! P.s. I went to the Biggest regular season game in the history of the NBA (Warriors at Spurs 3/19/16). Yes, I will also be going to the NBA playoff games when the Spurs are home (pretty amazing).

I hope you have a GRAND day and don’t forget to watch the Final Four in March Madness this weekend!

*Final 4 is in Houston, Texas at the NRG Stadium (Representing Texas :))
The first game will start at 5:00 p.m. with #2 Villanova Wildcats vs. #2 Oklahoma Sooners, and game 2 will start at 7:50 p.m. featuring the #1 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. #10 Syracuse Orangemen. Both games will be televised on TBS).

Until The Next Time,
Your SportsChic,
~Kiersten Ehr~
Follow Me on Twitter/Instagram/SnapChat @KierstenEhr

 

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Photo By: Tony Morano

Texas State Football Players Give Back To Community On Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2016
By: Kiersten Ehr

For Valentine’s Day this year some of the Texas State football players decided to give back to the community and elderly by stopping by the San Marcos Rehabilitation and Health Care center.

Photo Credit: Kiersten Ehr

 

The Texas State football players involved were Gabe Schrade, Kian Scheonborne, Inoke Langi, Jordan Mittie, Willie Williams, Stedman Mayberry, Will Copa, Karee Berry, Jeff Banks, Louis Rubin and Cody Casey.

The residents at the healthcare center were all smiles as the football players danced with them and gave the women roses.

 

Photo Credit: Kiersten Ehr

Texas State football player Gabe Schrade organized this event to make a difference for others who might be alone on Valentine’s Day at the healthcare center.

“We organized this to give back to the elderly and people in the nursing home. We wanted to dance with them and give them a fantastic Valentine’s Day,” said Schrade.

 

Photo Credit: Kiersten Ehr

Jamie Vanostrom, a resident at the San Marcos Rehabilitation and Health Care center, said that people in nursing homes are often forgotten and that she was very glad the football players came to see them. Vanostrom said, “It made our day.”

Rena Herrera, a nurse at the center, said that it was nice having the Texas State football players volunteer.

“We felt the emotion from all of their years through their hands when we danced.
It was really special not only for them but for us as well.  We definitely got more than we probably gave,” said Schrade.

 

Photo Credit: Kiersten Ehr

“I had a great time. This brightened my day, just talking to older people about where they are from and what they like to do. It touched my heart a little bit,” said Cody Casey, a Texas State football player.

The Texas State football players may have delivered Valentines but their hearts were touched today by residents at the San Marcos Rehabilitation and HealthCare Center.

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Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day
Until The Next Time,
Your SportsChic
~Kiersten Ehr~

Follow Me on Twitter @KierstenEhr

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Please share this inspirational story with your friends and family. 

BARCELONA FC For The Champions League Win!

By: Kiersten Ehr

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Luis Suarez, Neymar, Lionel Messi Photo Credit: @FCBarcelona

“You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.”
Lionel Messi
(Currently #1 soccer player in the world)

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Winners for the 2015 Champions League Photo Credit: fcbarcelona.com

Soccer fans globally watched in awe Saturday on Fox Sports the brilliance of Barcelona’s squad talent win the Champions League title 3-1 over the Italian Juventus FC (football club). This is the 5th time Barcelona has won the Champions League. 

What is the Champions League?
For people who do not know the importance of the Champions League Finals think of the Super Bowl in America. But all the top European football clubs compete against each other starting with a group stage. 8 groups consisting of 4 teams play each other twice to get the most points possible to move forward to the final 16. Next the final 16 teams through to the final 4 teams are all two legged games throughout the spring. Then the last two teams battle it out in the final for the trophy and the highest recognition in football.
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BARCELONA: Why they are #1 Right Now

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Lionel Messi. The million dollar smile. Photo Credit: fcbarcelona.com

let the celebration begin

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Parade in Spain June 7th for the celebration. Photo Credit: @FCBarcelona
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Neymar, Suarez Messi Photo Credit: @FCBarcelona
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Photo Credit: @FCBarcelona

Winning the Champions League is a tremendous honor. Barcelona fans will never forget this brilliant victory. With their star players Messi, Neymar, Suarez just to name a few. Now is a time to be bittersweet– the mens soccer season will resume this fall.

Til the next time,
I’m Kiersten Ehr

Why Sports Matter

By: Kiersten Ehr

Here is my video link that I made for my Fundamentals of Digital Online Media class. I chose to make a video on why people love sports and how it has impacted their life. Enjoy! I hope that you and others are inspired to watch or follow sports after you watch this.

A special thanks to the following:
Colin Woods, Texas State senior, KTSW Sports Announcer
Shannon Carrico, Texas State Atheltics intern
Bill Culhane & Brant Freeman, Texas State Athletics Sports Announcers
Thank you for giving great quotes and content.

I hope you enjoyed my video. Now have a great day and don’t forget to watch the NBA and NHL playoffs!