Hey everyone – Halli Krzyzaniak received the 2017 Best Honors Thesis award yesterday! Her thesis title is: A Comprehensive Study of Female Hockey Players’ Use of Social Media to Attract Fans and Endorsements.
Halli worked with her Honors thesis committee chair, Dr. Soojung Kim, an assistant professor in Communication, to produce the award-winning Honors thesis. Halli chose Dr. Kim for her expertise in social media. Halli started with an observation about the differences between the ways male and female hockey players are treated, and Dr. Kim helped her refine the idea by helping her connect with current theories on communication and social media and research methods to make sure her data and results were valid and reliable.
Along with being an Honors student with a Communication minor, she was also the captain of the UND women’s hockey team. It is clear that her academic and athletic careers have created an innovative outlet for her research.