Kathryn Statz Named Associate Athletic Director For Varsity Sports
CHICAGO -- Kathryn Statz has been named DePaul's Associate Athletic Director For Varsity Sports it was announced today by Blue Demon Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto.
"Kathryn is a perfect fit for our athletic department family," Ponsetto said. "She brings a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge having worked on many different levels of college athletics at Marquette, the NCAA and the Great Midwest Conference. Kathryn will be a tremendous asset to not only myself but the entire DePaul University community."
Statz comes to DePaul after spending the past eight years at Marquette where she served as an Assistant Athletics Director For Olympic Sports Marketing and Compliance. In her duties at Marquette, she coordinated the initial recruiting and eligibility certification process, oversaw the Golden Eagles' 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. Kathryn also was responsible for monitoring all varsity athletic teams to assure NCAA rules compliance, implemented a rules education program, and provided rules interpretations.
Along with her duties at Marquette, Statz has extensive experience with the NCAA and conference affiliations. She joined the NCAA Management Council in January of 2000 and had previously served as an eligibility appeals representative with the organization from 1992-94. Kathryn was also a member of Conference USA’s Championship Committee. Prior to joining Marquette, Statz served as the Director of Legislative Services for the Great Midwest Conference from 1991-92 and worked as an eligibility appeals intern at the NCAA during 1990-91 academic year.
Statz earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Mundelein College in 1988 where she was also a member of the volleyball and basketball teams. She completed her law degree at Marquette in December of 2000.