Sam T Schelfhout

Sam T Schelfhout


Ph.D. in Physical Culture & Sport Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2021
M.S. in Sport Management, The University of Texas at Austin, 2017
B.A. in Political Science/Economics, University of Portland, 2014

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Sam Schelfhout is a doctoral candidate in Physical Culture & Sport Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his Master of Science degree in sport management at UT in 2017, during which time he worked with the Texas Longhorns communications department. His master’s thesis, “It is ‘Force Majeure’: The Abrupt Boycott Movements of the 1956 Melbourne Summer Olympic Games,” examined the boycott movements of several national Olympic committees in response to the Hungarian Revolution, the Suez Crisis, and the “Two Chinas” problem prior to the 1956 Summer Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia. Sam is a recipient of the College of Education Texas New Scholar Recruitment Fellowship, as well as the Department of Kinesiology & Health Education Mary Buice Alderson Teaching Excellence Award for his teaching experience in sport management classes.

Sam is a native of Monroe, Washington, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Portland. Outside of academics, Sam enjoys experiencing Austin's punk music scene, fantasy/science fiction literature, hiking, and attending Longhorns sporting events.