May 9, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C.-- NC State senior Jackie Yanchocik has been awarded one of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Futures Internships. The former Wolfpack gymnast will serve as the digital media intern with Sun Sports Regional Broadcasting Company in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Sun Sports is a broadcasting company affiliated with Fox Sports that airs professional and collegiate sporting events for the state of Florida.
Yanchocik, a communication major from Reading, Pa., will begin the 10-month paid internship in early August.
"I'm excited, it's going to be a good transition for me because its not a full time job, but its a paid internship which is really hard to find," said Yanchocik.
Each ACC school nominates three student athletes for one of the seven positions that are available through the ACC Futures Internship Program. Out of those 36 individuals, 18 are selected for an interview and seven students are chosen for the internship.
"When I was awarded the internship I was really excited because I knew it was a very selective process, so just being nominated was an honor for me," Yanchocik said.
Yanchocik was a two-time selection to the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) All-Academic Team, with her first selection coming in 2009 and her most recent coming this past season in 2012.