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Next College Student Athlete Named One of the Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago

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Like the Chicago Cubs who won three in a row to take the World Series, NCSA Next College Student Athlete is just as proud of our own hat trick, being named to Built in Chicago’s “Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago” list for the third year in a row.

“Chicago is now booming with tech companies, innovative startups, and entrepreneurial talent. Being honored for three consecutive years really says a lot about our commitment to advancing technology that will help create the best recruiting experience for student-athletes and coaches,” said Lisa Strasman, president and chief operating officer at NCSA.

NCSA placed firmly in the top 50, along with companies like Google, new comer Trunk Club, and LinkedIn by securing the number 42 spot on the 2016 list. Built in Chicago provides exclusive content on and for local startups, hosts monthly events, and publishes data on the Chicago tech sector. The “Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago” is a ranking of the largest digital tech employers in the Chicagoland area.

It’s been said that technology is best when it brings people together. And that’s certainly true of our innovative digital platform that allows millions of critical interactions between student-athletes and coaches24/7. But our success is also due in part because we also connect the right people at the right time in a more personal way.

We have more than 500 former college athletes and coaches at NCSA that share their invaluable firsthand knowledge and personal experience every day in order to better prepare student-athletes to play at the next level.

As millions of fans crowd into Grant Park (on a work day) to celebrate their Cubs World Series Championship, Chicago has shown there is no city more passionate about sports.

If you have a true passion for sports (even if you’re a White Sox fan) and want work with one of the leading technology companies in Chicago, we’re always looking for talented individuals to join our team. In addition to being one of the top digital companies in Chicago, we’re even more proud to be among the Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces.

And if you’re still looking for the right place to play your sport in college, our ranking should give you confidence that our digital platform is the right place to put your athletic resume and start meeting college coaches. We’ve helped more than 100,000 student-athletes commit to the college of their dreams. And every one of them started with a recruiting profile.

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David Frank