Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Director, Carly Cirilli, recognized as SACP Woman of the Year

The Sports Analytics Club Program (SACP) has honored Wayne State University Computing and Information Technology’s (C&IT) Director of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, Carly Cirilli, as Woman of the Year in the category of University Advisor in Data Science.


“It's such an honor to be chosen for this award,” said Cirilli. “The SACP is doing very meaningful work… The students learn valuable new skills through something that’s relatable.”

Cirilli has been advising the Cass Technical High School Sports Analytics Club in Detroit for over a year. Most notably, she helped lead Cass Tech SACP students to analyze statistics from over 17 NBA seasons and present a submission to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame selection committee to get former Detroit Piston, Chauncey Billups, inducted into the 2021 class.

“Working with the students at Cass Tech has been a privilege… I am continuously impressed, not only by how hard they work, but by the quality of their work,” said Cirilli. “Business Intelligence and Data Analytics is a rapidly growing industry and it’s so rewarding to get kids excited about this work and, most importantly, to encourage those who are currently under-represented in this field.”

At C&IT, Cirilli leads a team that provides data, reporting, tools, and services used for university strategic planning and decision-making that affects students, faculty, and staff.

The Sports Analytics Club Program's mission is to advance STEM education in the United States and promote STEM relevant professional careers for young women and men, driving sports as the educational platform. Find more information at 

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