All Press Releases for November 18, 2016

Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) Recognized on Chicago Tribune 2016 'Top Workplaces' List

For Second Consecutive Year, Athletic Recruiting Firm Awarded for Company Culture

    CHICAGO, IL, November 18, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- For its second consecutive year, Next College Student Athlete (NCSA), the largest NCAA-compliant athletic recruiting network that matches student-athletes with college coaches, has been recognized on Chicago Tribune's 2016 list of "Top Workplaces."

"To be recognized on a list of top Chicago-area employers for our second consecutive year is extremely humbling," said NCSA President, Lisa Strasman. "We invest in our company culture to help our employees develop both professionally and personally, and want them to feel proud to be a part of NCSA."

Companies were selected by employee surveys conducted by Workplace Dynamics that measured such key qualities as company leadership, communication, career opportunities, working environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits. NCSA was recognized in the medium-sized category.

NCSA has various culture initiatives for its employees like its Wellness Credit Reimbursement program where each employee is given $65 to use towards any healthy lifestyle event or product, its Employee Referral Program, which grants employees who refer a new hire up to $2,500, daily catered lunch, reimbursement of $350 for any purchase of a laptop, iPad, or tablet, and company-wide sporting events like its annual Turkey Bowl where more than 100 employees get together for a flag-football tournament.

"Each year, the Chicago Tribune is proud to recognize the companies that are making a real difference in the lives of their employees," said publisher and editor-in-chief, Bruce Dold. "This year's lineup of progressive-minded businesses reflects those qualities that truly make Chicago the City That Works."

The Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces 2016 event was presented by The Job Network and sponsored by Wintrust Financial,, U.S. Cellular, Rivers Casino, Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Collection, 90+ Cellars and Half Acre Beer Company. The event was produced by Tribune Events Group, the Chicago Tribune Media Group's in-house events marketing team.

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About NCSA
NCSA believes in the transformational power of sport. Its network connects millions of student-athletes to more than 35,000 active college coaches. The NCSA team includes more than 500 former college and pro athletes and coaches offering personal guidance through the recruiting process and enabling students to find and afford the right college. Since 2000, NCSA has helped more than 100,000 student-athletes commit to colleges. For more information about NCSA visit

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