Sophie Bucknall

Operations Consultant

Florida State University

Sophie Bucknall works as an Operations Consultant out of the UK. She is part of Team UK and works primarily with our English native-speaking student-athletes in several sports. She has a master’s degree in Sports Management from Florida State University and brings a wealth of experience from a range of different sports she has worked with.

Sophie completed her master’s degree in Sport Management at Florida State University, graduating with a 3.8 GPA. While there she was a Graduate Assistant for the department of sport management, teaching classes to undergraduate students, and completed a full-time athletic director internship at a local high school.

Prior to Florida State University, Sophie completed a BA (Hons) in International Business Management at the University of Lincoln, UK. While studying here, she undertook a study abroad semester at the University of New Haven, Connecticut, achieving dean’s list honors. Also during the undergraduate period, Sophie moved to Columbia, Missouri for a year to complete a work placement in high school championships and events for the state governing body.

Post education, Sophie spent a year in the US scholarship industry, working primarily with released UK academy soccer players before moving to work with swimming, diving, and water polo coaches for Swim England, the national governing body.

“I always knew I wanted to live in America and spending time there during university was the best time to achieve this. I based my UK university applications on where could offer me study and work abroad options. Once learning of high school and college sports in a class at the University of New Haven, I knew this was the industry I wanted to work in. I loved my time in the US, and the life-changing experiences it provided. I’m looking forward to helping others get the same opportunities.”



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