PISCATAWAY, N.J. (July 22, 2012) – The Rutgers University Department of Athletic Communications announced today the additions of Anthony Hernandez and Lily Rodriguez as Communication Assistants and Nick Black as the department’s graphic designer for the 2013-14 academic year.
Hernandez, a 2013 graduate of the State University of New Jersey with degrees in communication and English, will serve as the primary media contact for women’s soccer, wrestling, softball, women’s rowing, as well as assist with the communications efforts for women’s basketball for the Scarlet Knights. The Barnegat, N.J., native previously worked in the Rutgers Athletic Communications Office as an intern since 2011 including serving as the sports information contact for softball as a student. Prior to working in the athletic department, Hernandez was an Associate Sports Editor at The Daily Targum, Rutgers’ daily student newspaper, and worked as a student ambassador with the Rutgers Telefund.
Rodriguez will serve as the primary media contact for field hockey, women’s swimming, women’s tennis and women’s lacrosse for the Scarlet Knights. A native of Linden, N.J., she earned an undergraduate degree from St. Francis (N.Y.) in management while also competing as a student-athlete on the Terriers’ volleyball team and working as a Sports Information Student Assistant. Rodriguez, who was a three-year captain for the Terriers, is the school’s all-time leader in digs and was named the 2010-11 St. Francis College Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. She went on to earn her master’s in business administration from St. Peter’s University where Rodriguez also served as a Communications Assistant, Acting Director of Athletic Communications and assistant women’s volleyball coach. In addition to her coaching responsibilities, Rodriguez helped to oversee the communication efforts for the Peacocks’19 Division I sports.
Black joins RU’s athletic department as a graphic designer helping to coordinate all the printed material for the department’s 24 Division I sports. A native of West Grove, Pa, he recently graduated in the spring of 2013 from Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts with a degree in fine arts. Black worked in a freelance capacity for the athletic department the last two years helping to design logos, advertisements and posters for publications and game-day promotions. During the summer of 2012, he was a creative design intern for Fanbrandz, assisting in event branding for Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League.
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