WICHITA — The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference has hired Kelli Hamman as the Assistant Commissioner for Operations and Sport Communications, KCAC Commissioner Scott Crawford announced today.
Hamman will serve as the conference sports information director supervising all associated activities and managing the various awards programs in the KCAC. She will function also as the event manager for conference championships. Hamman will look to improve the overall visibility of the conference and its members and reach out more effectively to alumni, media, and potential student recruits and their families.
"Kelli comes to the KCAC with a great deal of experience in intercollegiate sports information as well as championship event operations," Crawford said. " I am very pleased to have someone of her caliber and expertise join the conference office to work with our member schools in providing quality game-day experiences during the regular season as well as at our conference championships for our student-athletes and fans."
Hamman comes to the KCAC after stints with Kansas Athletics, Air Capital Classic and most recently Wichita State Athletics.
While at Kansas Athletics, Hamman worked as a student assistant in the media relations department as the women's golf contact. Hamman helped run the 2012 Big 12 Women's Golf Championships at Lawrence Country Club and wrote numerous press releases and game recaps for football, men's and women's basketball and baseball.
During her time with the Air Capital Classic, Hamman helped plan and run several events as well as enhancing the tournament's social media presence and its website. She also helped coordinate volunteers, volunteer information and played a role in the revamping of tickets, invitations and handbooks for the tournament.
During her two years with the media relations department at Wichita State, Hamman was able to travel with the men's basketball team to the NCAA Tournament during its run to the Final Four in 2013, helping coordinate all media activities for the student-athletes and coaches. Hamman was the softball contact in her last year with Wichita State compiling stats throughout the season and creating the fact book as well as game programs.
Hamman also helped orchestrate the media efforts for the 30-team 2014 NCAA Men's Golf Championships, which Wichita State hosted in the spring at Prairie Dunes Country Club.
Hamman received a Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis in Sport Management and a Business minor from the University of Kansas in 2012 before earning her master's degree in Sport Management from Wichita State in 2014.