The Blue Demon pair will attend a leadership confernece Nov. 3-6
Kathryn Statz is in her 13th year at DePaul was promoted to senior associate athletics director in the fall of 2014. She joined the DePaul athletics staff associate athletics director for varsity sports in August 2002.
Statz handles a wide variety of duties with the Blue Demons. She is responsible for the administration of DePaul's varsity sports, oversees NCAA compliance, and is responsible for all contractual matters within the athletics department. She is also a liaison to the DePaul Captains' Council and Athletics Board. Statz also manages manages BIG EAST championships hosted by DePaul. On campus, she was reappointed to the President's Diversity Council last year, serves on the Sexual Violence Task Force, and completed service on a university task force charged with reviewing the findings of the Freeh Report.
Statz served as tournament manager for the 2006 and 2012 NCAA women's basketball first and second rounds, which were played at Allstate Arena and will serve a similar role for the 2014 BIG EAST women's basketball championship to be held at Allstate Arena.
Statz came to DePaul after spending eight years at Marquette University, where she served as an assistant athletics director for Olympic sports, marketing and compliance. In her duties with the Golden Eagles, she coordinated the initial recruiting and eligibility certification process, oversaw many of the department's varsity sports programs and served as the department's senior woman administrator and chair of the university's Gender Equity Committee. Statz also was responsible for monitoring NCAA rules compliance.
Along with her duties at DePaul and Marquette, Statz has extensive experience with the NCAA and conference affiliations. She was a member of the NCAA Management Council from 2000-04 and had previously served as an eligibility appeals representative with the organization from 1992-94. She was also a member of Conference USA's championship committee and was a member of C-USA's commissioner search committee in 2002.
Statz was recently appointed to the NCAA Administrative Cabinet and is a member of the NCAA Degree Completion Consultants Task Force, which awards nearly $1 million in scholarships annually to former student-athletes who completed their eligibility but did not complete graduation requirements. She was also selected to participate in DePaul's Vincentian Heritage Tour in August 2008, walking the steps of St. Vincent in France with 35 other DePaul faculty and staff, and in 2012, was a participant in the Vincentian Mission Institute with 30 colleagues from DePaul, St. John's and Niagara Universities.
Statz earned her bachelor's degree in communications from Mundelein College, where she was also a member of the volleyball and basketball teams. She completed her law degree at Marquette in December 2000 and seves on the Marquette Sports Law Alumni Board. Statz resides in Chicago's St. Ben's neighborhood.