Katie Botsis joined the University of Cincinnati Athletics staff as the Assistant Director for Sports Communications in November 2012 after spending nearly three years working in the Athletics Media Relations Department at Gannon University. Botsis will work with women's basketball and women's lacrosse.
During her tenure at Gannon, the Media Relations Department earned two national awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Most recently, the 2011-12 women's basketball media guide was judged No. 1 in the country. In 2010-11 the cover for the women's basketball media guide was selected as best in the nation.
Botsis was instrumental in Gannon's new media initiative, directing the department's social media strategy. She also helped produce and edit video content including previews, special features and postgame highlights and interviews that total more than 45,000 online views.
While at Gannon, Botsis completed several design projects which included football and basketball gameday program covers, promotional posters and flyers, web banners and splash pages. She also annually produced recruiting brochures for 15 sports.
The Portage, Mich., native joined the Golden Knights staff after working as a sports information intern at the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA), where her duties included organizing media credentials for many of the 24 state tournaments, updating the OHSAA website and contributing to the OHSAA Magazine. She corresponded with more than 700 media members, covering more than 800 high schools across Ohio.
Before heading to Columbus to work with the OHSAA, Botsis spent four years working with the Hillsdale College Sports Information Department. She worked as a student assistant from 2005-08 before serving as the Sports Information Intern during the 2008-09 school year.
Botsis assisted in the management of all home athletic events including statistics for football, volleyball, basketball and softball. She redesigned several sport media guides while also producing a track and field media guide for the first time in the program's history. During her time at Hillsdale she designed several team posters, media guide covers and gameday programs for the Chargers.
Botsis graduated from Hillsdale in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. While there, Botsis was also a four-year letterwinner for the Chargers' softball team, starting a total of 157 games during her career. Upon graduation, she ranked third all-time in RBI (89), sixth in home runs (12), seventh in runs scored (82) and eighth in hits (130). She also served as a team captain and earned Academic All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) honors in 2008.