Maura Parks joined Jacksonville University Athletics as the Athletic Media Relations Intern in August 2016, and was promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics Communications in May 2017.
She is the primary contact for the Dolphins' men's and women's lacrosse, volleyball, cross country, and track and field teams.
Parks came to JU from Frostburg State University in western Maryland, where she spent two years as the athletic communications intern. She served as the primary contact for the Bobcats' lacrosse, field hockey, volleyball, women's basketball, cross country, and track and field teams. Among her duties, Parks aided in game day operations, event photography, public address for several sports, Hall of Fame induction preparation, and served on several search committees. She also led the promotional efforts for five USILA All-Americans for the Bobcats' nationally-ranked men's lacrosse team from 2015-16.
Parks also completed a pair of baseball internships in Florida and New York. She spent the summer of 2014 with the former Daytona Cubs (now Tortugas), Advanced-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, and gained experience in gameday operations, on-field promotions, and ticket sales. She also served as a summer intern for the Hornell Dodgers of the New York Collegiate Baseball League during the 2011 season.
Prior to graduation, Parks gained valuable experience as the Athletic Communications Assistant at Cornell University during the spring semester of 2014. During her time in Ithaca, she served as the primary contact for the Big Red's women's ice hockey, women's lacrosse, men's soccer, equestrian, cross country, and track and field teams. She also worked with the statistical crews for the nationally-ranked men's and women's lacrosse teams, nationally-ranked men's and women's ice hockey teams, and baseball team.
A native of Avoca, N.Y., Parks earned her bachelor's degree in sport management from Alfred State College in May 2014.