Dax Thomas Super Bowl Intern

Dax Thomas and Karen Royal

IUPUI’s partnership with the Indianapolis-based Talent Alliance gave IUPUI student Dax Thomas a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity during Super Bowl XLVI.

Thomas and Ivy Tech student Karen Royal (both pictured at right) were selected from of a host of Talent Alliance applicants to join Team UT (students from the University of Tennessee Knoxville) at this year’s Super Bowl in Indianapolis.

Team UT has become a traditional part of each year’s Super Bowl; this year’s game was the fifth consecutive Super Bowl in which the student interns have taken part. Team members learn how to plan, prepare and carry off a large-scale sporting event.

Thomas and Royal spent three 
days of intensive work behind the scenes of Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas
Oil Stadium. Thomas is a junior in the IU School of Physical Education and Tourism Management (PETM) at IUPUI, studying sports management.