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Sport Administration Doctoral Student Wins National Research Paper Award

February 15, 2008 in Student Life

The Sport Administration Program in the College of Education and Human Development is pleased to announce that doctoral student, Marion Hambrick, has been selected as a recipient of the Bernard Patrick Maloy Outstanding Graduate Student Research Paper for 2008, an award presented each year by the Sport and Recreation Law Association. Marion will receive a $500 award and present his research paper entitled Putting the Brakes on Corporate Sponsorship: AT&T Mobility, LLC v. NASCAR at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Sport and Recreation Law Associate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, February 28-March 1, 2008. Marion’s faculty advisor is Professor Anita M. Moorman.

The Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award is granted to the graduate student submitting the most outstanding research paper that deals with a significant and novel legal issue related to sport or physical activity.

The Bernard “Pat” Maloy Research Award was named in honor of an associate professor at the Division of Kinesiology, Department of Sports Management and Communication at the University of Michigan. Mr. Maloy loved teaching and promoted excellence in analytic and writing skills. He was known as a caring professor, who challenged his students and took great care in evaluating their work. According to Maloy, the students were more challenging than any jury he ever faced. His awards included a State of Michigan Teaching Excellence Award and an Academic Leadership Fellowship to the Committee on Institutional Cooperation.

Mr. Maloy’s research focused on legal and public policy issues of sports and sports management, as well as liability concerns for stadiums and arenas. His career began with a law practice in North Judson, Ind., in 1972–1983 where he was the sole legal practitioner in a small, rural town. After graduate studies, Maloy began to integrate his interest in athletics with his legal skills. He worked in corporate management for MDS Qantel, a computer company serving many teams of the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and many university athletic departments.