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Robert H. Brooks Sports Science Institute

Initiatives

Brooks Student Scholars

One of the traditions at Clemson is to engage students in the mission of the University, and the Robert H. Brooks Sports Science Institute is no exception. Students who are interested in the study of sport will be invited to formally participate in the activities of the institute as Brooks Student Scholars. These students will include, but not be limited to, those students awarded Markvan Bellamy Brooks Endowed Scholarships, graduate students funded as teaching and/or research assistants in the institute's legacy departments (motorsports engineering, sports communication, sports management and sports marketing), or other students actively engaged in the study of sport. 

Robert H. Brooks Lecture Series in Sports Science

The inaugural lecture series, held in April 2018, featured NFL Coach Joe Gibbs. Gibbs spoke to students, faculty and sports fans-alike about his successful career on and off the field and the importance of maintaining life priorities in the face of great success.

This lecture series will continue to feature notable speakers from the intersection of sports, society and academics. It will highlight leading-edge work in sports sciences outside of the Institute and will also provide a mechanism for engaging the entire Clemson community in the Institute’s work.

Markvan Bellamy Brooks Endowed Scholarship

Endowed in memory of Robert H. Brooks’ late son, Mark Brooks ’91, this fund provides scholarships to undergraduate scholarships to students who major in one of the legacy programs. The following students received the Markvan Bellamy Brooks Endowed Scholarships for the 2022—2023 academic year:

  • Michael Cloer - Mechanical Engineering
  • Delaney O’Tuel – Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
  • Margaret Neal – Sports Management
  • Brian Smith – Sports Marketing

Research Seed Grants

Each year, competitive seed grants are awarded to Clemson faculty and researchers to engage in multidisciplinary sports research.
Take a look at the latest awarded grants in our 2021 Annual Report.