Sports Analytics at Appalachian State

Dr. René Salinas, professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and chair of the Athletics Council at Appalachian State University

Friday, October 18, 2019
3-4 p.m.

Walker Hall, Room 103A 

This talk is free and open to the public.

Dr. René Salinas is the program coordinator for the new undergraduate Sports Analytics Certificate in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Appalachian State University.  

 With fall 2019 being the first semester the Sports Analytics Certificate has been offered, this talk will update the department on the program. Salinas will discuss the courses necessary for the certificate, the new Sports Modeling and Analysis course and current research projects. He will also discuss potential future collaborations and projects with the program.

This 15–hour certificate will include two data science courses in the mathematical sciences, a sports analytics course that Salinas is currently teaching, an economics of sports course that is currently offered in Appalachian’s Walker College of Business and an internship with an Appalachian sports team or an external athletic organization.

Salinas recieved a B.S. from Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas and a Ph.D. from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 

This event is sponsored by the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Please contact Quinn Morris or Travis Weiland or visit the department colloquium website for more information.


About the Department of Mathematical Sciences
The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in actuarial science and mathematics, with concentrations in business, computation, life sciences, physical sciences, secondary teaching and statistics, plus a general, self-designed concentration. The department also offers the Master of Arts in mathematics, with concentrations in college teaching and secondary teaching. Learn more at


Dr. René Salinas, professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and chair of the Athletics Council at Appalachian State University. Photo by University Communications.
Published: Oct 15, 2019 2:17pm