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Blast from the Past
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Katrina McCormack came to Florida Atlantic University in July of 1991 with the responsibility of a one-person NCAA Division II department that handled all media relations activity for 14 sports. Since that time, FAU has moved to Division I, joined the Atlantic Sun Conference, moved to the Sun Belt Conference, then to Conference USA and now covers 21 intercollegiate teams, including football.
The Media Relations Office has also grown to encompass four staff members. While McCormack primarily works with football, she also writes for several on-campus magazines, oversees the implementation of the website, assists with the FAU broadcasts both radio and television and day-to-day functions of the media relations department.
She has enjoyed working NCAA Championship events for volleyball, softball, baseball, the national men's soccer championship, women's basketball, men's basketball, including the round of 16, served as media coordinator for the Division I-AA Football Semi-Final Championship and served as FAU's media liaison at two bowl games. McCormack also spent the summer of 1996 working at the Olympics. And, she has worked special events at FAU, specifically with the media, such as the 2008 Republican Debates, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's visit to FAU and most recently an address by President Barak Obama.
Prior to coming to FAU, the Florida native, worked two years as the sports information director for the Sunshine State Conference. Her first year working in the field of sports information was as an intern at Austin Peay State University, fulfilling a one-year mentorship requirement by the United States Sports Academy, where she obtained a Master's degree.
McCormack's undergraduate work was at Florida Southern College, where she was a member of a nationally ranked softball team, a team that appeared in three NCAA Regionals and one World Series during her four-year tenure. She graduated in 1988 with a degree in communications. McCormack resides in Boca Raton with her husband John, who is Florida Atlantic's head baseball coach, and sons Conor and Shane.