The Blue Demon pair will attend a leadership confernece Nov. 3-6
Kathryn Statz is in her 10th year as DePaul's Associate Athletics Director for Varsity Sports. She was named to her current position 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 all NCAA compliance matters and is responsible for all contractual matters within the Athletics Department. Statz recently led DePaul's NCAA certification process that spanned 2009-11. She is also the liaison to the DePaul Captains' Council, and works extensively in planning Student-Athlete Orientation as well as the end-of-the-year Sports Banquet.
Statz served as Tournament Manager for the 2006 NCAA Women's Basketball First and Second Rounds, which were played at the Allstate Arena. She is handling manager duties again in 2012 as the NCAA Women's Tournament returns to Allstate Arena in March. Additionally, Statz also coordinates postseason NCAA travel for all of DePaul's varsity sports.
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 the department's women's soccer, men's and women's cross country, golf, and men's and women's track and field 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 search committee, which selected its new commissioner in 2002. Statz was recently appointed to 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 also was 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.
Kathryn earned her bachelor's degree in communications from Mundelein College in 1988, where she was a member of the volleyball and basketball teams. She completed her law degree at Marquette in December 2000 and serves on the Marquette Sports Law Alumni Board. Statz resides in Chicago's St. Ben's neighborhood.