Wharton Sports Analytics Journal

Our mission is to provide a platform for students to showcase their innovative research, empirical studies, and theoretical contributions, promoting critical thinking, intellectual growth, and scholarly engagement within the realm of sports analytics.


Dear Friends and Readers,

I’m excited to share the latest edition of the Wharton Sports Analytics Journal, featuring projects from students at universities and high schools across the country.

Once again, this edition features work in major US sports, but also research into mental health, field hockey, and connecting sports with portfolio theory. We hope that this is becoming a core part of our identity – we welcome and encourage research into a wide range of topics, methodologies, and backgrounds.

As the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the Wharton Sports Analytics Journal, I am incredibly proud of what our team has accomplished over the past two editions – establishing this publication as a premier destination for undergraduate and high school research. I am thrilled to hand the reins over to our next Editor-in-Chief, Katherine Comer W’26, and watch the new heights she will take us to.

Looking forward, I’d like to invite any high school, undergraduate or graduate student doing research in sports analytics to submit to the journal – we are already accepting submissions for our Fall 2024 edition.

Until then, we hope you enjoy reading and learning from these exceptional projects as much as we enjoyed reviewing them. Please let us know your thoughts and feedback as we strive to bring you the best of sports analytics and statistics.


Krish Shah W’24 SEAS’24

Krish Shah W’24 SEAS’24
University of Pennsylvania Student
Wharton Analytics Fellow

Wharton Sports Analytics Journal

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Adi Wyner
Faculty Co-Director
Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative
Faculty Advisor
Wharton Sports Analytics Journal

2023-2024 Editorial Board Members

Daniel Coale, W’24
Katherine Comer, W’26
Aryan Nagariya, W’24 SEAS’24
Sam Pasco, C’24
Krish Shah, W’24 SEAS’24

Important Dates

Interested in having your work featured in an upcoming edition?

We are looking for excellent and thought-provoking student research papers exploring sports data and analytics topics from students of all disciplines and programs.

We currently accept submissions on a rolling basis and do not accept paper submissions. To be considered, please submit your research using the form below.

Club Information

The Wharton Sports Analytics & Research Journal (WSARJ) is a vibrant group dedicated to dissecting the sports world from various angles. Primarily, we manage the undergraduate Wharton Sports Journal, reviewing submissions and providing expert, analytical feedback. We also engage in research to deepen our sports knowledge.

Weekly sports seminars every Friday keep us connected with the latest industry trends, and our Thursday meetings focus on analyzing key events in football, boxing, soccer, baseball, among others. Our involvement in major sports conferences ensures members stay ahead in the sports domain.

WSARJ goes beyond being a sports club; it’s a center for intellectual enrichment and professional growth. We guide members in academic courses, especially in data analytics at Wharton, and aid in career development and job opportunities, making WSARJ a comprehensive hub for those passionate about the diverse and dynamic world of sports.

Questions? Please reach out to whartonresearchjournal@wharton.upenn.edu.

Opportunities for Students: Want to explore additional analytics opportunities for students? Learn more here.