Gannon University Athletics Promotes From Within
Posted: July 16, 2013
The Gannon University athletics department has promoted Kathy
MacMurdy to assistant director of athletics for business and
finance and Dan Teliski to assistant director of athletics for
media relations. The promotions were announced Monday afternoon by
Gannon Director of Athletics Mark Richard.
MacMurdy, a 30-year employee at Gannon, became the athletics
department's business manager and senior women's administrator in
April 2000. She previously worked in Gannon's finance and
administration office. She is responsible for all financial reports
for the department and monitors budgets and athletic scholarships
awarded to student-athletes. MacMurdy is also responsible for the
National Letter of Intent program and maintains financial and
eligibility data for all student- athletes. Her numerous duties
include team travel, ticket sales and event staff supervision.
Teliski enters his 15th year as the director of athletics media
relations at Gannon. He is responsible for the production of
athletic publications, media relations, social media initiatives,
video projects, online streaming, statistical record keeping,
day-to-day website maintenance, home event management and promotion
of Gannon's student-athletes, coaches, and teams. Teliski has
received 30 national awards and numerous regional awards for his
publications. In all, Gannon has received 13 "best in the nation"
honors during Teliski's tenure.
A 1997 Gannon graduate, Teliski was recently named to the NCAA
Division II Baseball Regional Advisory Committee. He also
previously served as the Daktronics Women's Volleyball and Women's
Soccer All-Great Lakes Region coordinator when the Golden Knights
were members of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
"Both Kathy and Dan have been instrumental in the success of the
athletics department for the past 10 to 15 years," said Richard.
"They are exceptional in their fields and demonstrate a genuine
concern for our student-athletes and coaches. They not only handle
their day-to-day duties, but their vision and leadership are
instrumental to moving this department forward."
The 2012-13 academic year was a success for Gannon in
competition and in the classroom. Gannon captured the Pennsylvania
State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division women's
volleyball regular season, and tournament championships, the PSAC
Western Division baseball regular season, the PSAC Western Division
women's basketball regular season, the NCAA Division II Women's
Basketball Atlantic Regional and the Division II Women's Water Polo
Eastern championships. Fifteen of Gannon's 16 PSAC programs
participated in the conference postseason while seven Gannon teams
qualified for the NCAA postseason.
As a result, Gannon finished among the top 20 percent of 315
NCAA Division II schools in the 2012-13 Learfield Sports Directors'
Cup Standings. The showing represented a 90-spot improvement from
the previous year and was Gannon's highest finish since the
Learfield Sports Directors' Cup began in 1995-96.
The department produced the PSAC's top women's program according
to the conference's final Dixon Trophy standings. Ten Gannon
programs were regionally ranked at some point with seven being
nationally ranked. Gannon teams won 63.1 percent (209-122-2) of
their overall matchups and 67.2 percent (109-53-1) of their
conference contests in 2012-13. The year included 50 conference
player-of-the-week awards, 63 all-conference postseason selections,
30 all-region honors and 11 All-Americans.
Academically, Gannon received six PSAC Top Team GPA Awards last
week, bringing its two-year total to a league-best 13. Gannon also
produced the highest percentage of student-athletes named PSAC
scholar-athletes among the league's 16 schools for the fourth time
in five years as a member of the league. Gannon topped the charts
this year at 48 percent, producing a school-record 182
scholar-athletes among its 380 student-athletes. A student-athlete
must maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average or better to be
named a scholar-athlete. Gannon has produced 842 PSAC
scholar-athletes during its five years as a PSAC member, including
158 student-athletes during its inaugural season in 2008-09, 161 in
2009-10, 169 in 2010-11 and 172 in 2011-12.
Gannon had 12 Capital One Academic All-District II first-team
selections, as well as 21 total academic All-Americans during the
2012-13 academic year. Ten of those academic All-Americans came
from the Capital One program, representing the most in NCAA