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Jacobitz, V., Dalton, E., Gove, C., Kramper, C., & Ninh, V. 2023. Nebraska School Activities Association: Web 2.0. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Copyright Vivian Jacobitz, Emily Dalton, Carly Gove, Clare Kramper, Viet Ninh 2023.


The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is the sanctioning body of high school athletics and activities in the state. This non-profit organization facilitates the operations of these five activities and twenty-one sports for more than three-hundred public and non-public schools. The NSAA maintains an extensive amount of data to ensure the compliance of its members in all activities.

To aid in this maintenance, NSAA developed a website in the early 2000s to allow the organization to facilitate and regulate interscholastic activities. However, as time progressed, inefficiencies and vulnerabilities were introduced into the system. It became increasingly important to the organization to maintain the integrity and reliability of its members’ data.

To address these growing difficulties, NSAA approached Design Studio to collaborate on a multi-year-long project to replace its twenty-year-old system. This revitalized system would utilize cutting-edge technology to construct a system that is modular, adaptive to change, user-friendly, ADA-compliant, and secure.

As part of this multi-year project, the team embarked on the second phase of the project, building upon the foundational framework established by the previous team. In particular, the team delivered comprehensive functionality for three activities that the NSAA facilitates: Speech, Play Production, and Music.