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NCSA College Recruiting Featured on 2022 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Chicago and Top Workplaces USA Lists

NCSA honored as a leader in workplace culture and employment standards

CHICAGO, May 3, 2022NCSA College Recruiting, the world’s largest and most successful college athletic recruiting network, has been recognized as a top employer in Chicago and the nation, winning the 2022 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago and 2022 Top Workplaces “Culture Excellence” awards for Innovation, Leadership, Purpose & Values, and Compensation & Benefits.

“At NCSA, we know how to build an exceptional team,” said NCSA President Lisa Strasman. “We are proud to be a place where former athletes and sports-minded individuals can bring their professional expertise and passion for athletics, and apply it to a dynamic, growing business.”

Headquartered in Chicago with teammates based across the country, NCSA has been the industry leader in college athletic recruiting for over 20 years. Founded in 2000 to help educate student-athletes on the college athletic recruiting process, NCSA works with families, club, high school, and college coaches to help hundreds of thousands of student-athletes find their best college fit.

“With so many of our teammates working remotely, taking care of our team continues to be our number one priority,” said VP of Human Resources Tracey Gleason. “We are always working to improve and create an environment where our teammates can grow both personally and professionally, whether they’re in our Chicago office or working from home. We want to make sure all of our teammates thrive, no matter where they are.”

This is the 12th consecutive year NCSA has made the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago list. NCSA has also been honored as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation® and Best and Brightest Companies in Wellness.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® program identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.

Top Workplaces “Culture Excellence” awards celebrate organizations that excel in specific areas of workplace culture.

NCSA made the Top Workplaces USA 2022 list in February, for the second consecutive year. Top Workplaces USA celebrates nationally recognized companies that make the world a better place to work together by prioritizing a people-centered culture and giving employees a voice. NCSA has also been recognized locally by Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces.

Top Workplaces awards are based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools with more than 16 years of experience surveying over 27 million employees across 70,000 organizations. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.


About NCSA College Recruiting

NCSA College Recruiting is the world’s largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruiting network.

NCSA leverages proprietary technology and data with professional expertise and personal relationships to connect tens of thousands of college-bound student-athletes to more than 35,000 college coaches nationwide across 37 sports each year.

NCSA is a subsidiary of IMG Academy, one of the world’s largest and most advanced multi-sport training and educational institutions.

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Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built

on 14 years of culture research and the results from 23 million employees surveyed across

more than 70, 000 organizations, Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark

available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance,

Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to

gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture. For more information or to

nominate your organization, visit Energage or Workplaces.


The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that lead to increased productivity and financial performance. This competition scores potential winners based on regional data of company performance and a set standard across the nation. This program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole.  There are numerous regional celebrations throughout the country, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Charlotte, Denver, Nashville, Pacific Northwest and Nationally. Nominations are now being accepted for all programs. Visit to nominate your organization.


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