Rebecca Alt received her B.A. In Communication Arts and Sciences with a minor in Rhetoric from The Pennsylvania State University in 2013. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. In Communication and a graduate certificate in Critical Theory. Her research explores the role of sport in American culture, and she often studies sports controversies from both critical and theoretical perspectives. She e teaches COMM 200: Critical Thinking and Speaking and COMM 107. She serves as the Graduate Student Government representative for the department, the Chair of Maryland’s student chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America, and the secretary for NCA’s Division of Communication and Sport.