2014 STMA Student Challenge
The STMA Student Challenge is presented in partnership with the SAFE Foundation and Founding Partner Hunter Industries. Each year students from 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities across the country compete in an exam that challenges knowledge in the sports turf industry. The winning teams receive a cash award, a plaque, and medallions for each team member. The prize money benefits the institution’s turf program and creates opportunities for students pursuing a career in sports turf management.
The Study Guide for the 2014 STMA Student Collegiate Challenge is now available online! Please be sure to thoroughly review the Study Guide in preparation for the exam. CLICK HERE to access the Study Guide.
The contest takes place Friday, January 24, 2014 from 8:00-10:30 a.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Registration for the Student Challenge opens on October 1, so start thinking about your team now! A maximum of four undergraduates can compete on a team and must declare if they are representing a two-year or four-year institution. Competitors receive complimentary conference registration. If you are not a member, you must include your dues payment with registration. All Student Challenge competitors are REQUIRED to register online before December 15. No paper registration forms will be accepted. You can send in a paper form to register for optional events. Please contact Kristen Althouse at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the Student Challenge.
Students attending the conference may make their hotel reservations at the following:
Four Points Sheraton
524 South St. Mary's St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
2013 STMA Student Challenge
For a complete list of results from the 2013 competition, please CLICK HERE.
Congratulations to the following teams in the 2-year and 4-year divisions:
1st place: Horry-Georgetown Technical College - Team 202
2nd place: Mt. San Antonio College - Team 203
3rd place: Penn State University - Team 204
4 year Division
1st place: University of Maryland - Team 412
2nd place: Penn State University - Team 407
3rd place: Virginia Tech University - Team 421
Please direct all questions and concerns to Kristen Althouse - 785-542-9243 - email@example.com.
STMA Student Challenge Participant Code of Conduct and Eligibility Requirements
Code of Conduct
As a participant in the STMA Student Challenge and a guest of STMA, SAFE, and the sponsors of the event, all participating students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional, courteous and responsible manner while at the STMA Conference and Exhibition.
Participants in the STMA Student Challenge competing on a two-year team may compete in no more than three total Student Challenge events.
Participants in the STMA Student Challenge competing on a four-year team may compete in no more than five total Student Challenge events.
Students who have transferred from a two-year program to a four-year program may compete in up to five total Student Challenge events.
Graduate students may not participate.
Should a student be deemed to be in violation of policies by authorized STMA staff or volunteers, the team/school that the student represents may be disqualified from current and future STMA Student Challenge competitions and will be asked to pay for the Conference registration of all team members and forfeit all awards. Please contact STMA with any questions regarding these policies at 800.323.3875 or STMAInfo@STMA.org.
Previous STMA Student Challenge Winners
2013 Student Challenge Champions
Two Year Competition - Horry-Georgetown Technical College - Team 202
Four Year Competition - University of Maryland - Team 412
2012 Student Challenge Champions
Two Year Competition - Kirkwood Community College Team 204
Four Year Competition - Purdue University Team 402
2011 Student Challenge Champions
Two Year Competition - Mt. San Antonio College Team 206
Four Year Competition - Purdue University Team 415
2010 Student Challenge Champions
Two Year Competition - Penn State University Team 207
Four Year Competition - Penn State University Team 409
2009 Student Challenge Champions
Two Year Competition - Mt. San Antonio College Team 102
Four Year Competition - Penn State University Team 009
2008 Student Challenge Champions
Two Year Competition - Penn State University Team 104
Four Year Competition - Penn State University Team 008
2007 Student Challenge Champions
Two Year Competition - Mt. San Antonio College Team 14
Four Year Competition - University of Tennessee Team 24
2006 Student Challenge Champions
Purdue University Team 9
2005 Student Challenge Champions
Penn State University