|Title:||Assistant Director of Media Relations|
|Organization:||Volleyball, M/W Cross Country, Women's Basketball, M/W Lacrosse, Track & Field, Softball, Beach Volleyball|
Maura Parks joined Jacksonville University in August of 2016 after a national search as the Athletic Media Relations Intern, and was promoted to Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations in May 2017.
Parks serves as the primary contact for volleyball, men's and women's cross country, women's basketball, track & field, and men's and women's lacrosse.
Parks came to JU from Division III Frostburg State in Maryland, where she served as the contact for men's and women's cross country, field hockey, volleyball, women's basketball, men's and women's track & field, women's lacrosse, and the Bobcats' nationally-ranked men's lacrosse team. Along with her duties as athletic communications intern promoting all 21 of the Bobcats' varsity teams, Parks contributed to several other facets of the athletic department, including 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 from 2015-16.
Prior to her time at Frostburg State, Parks completed an internship with the Daytona Cubs (now the Daytona Totrugas, affiliated with the Cincinncati Reds), the Advanced-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, in the summer of 2014. She worked with gameday operations, on-field promotions and ticket sales. In 2011, she served as a summer intern for the Hornell Dodgers of the New York Collegiate Baseball League.
Before venturing into minor league baseball, Parks worked in the Cornell University athletic communications office and served as the NCAA Division I contact for men's soccer, men's and women's cross country, women's ice hockey, women's lacrosse, equestrian, men's and women's indoor and outdoor 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.
While attending Alfred State College, Parks was a three-year student-athlete in soccer and track & field for the Pioneers. She graduated from Alfred State College in May 2014 with her bachelor's degree in Sport Management.