A-Sun Bolsters Staff in Hiring Amanda Murphy

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

MACON, Ga. – On Monday, the Atlantic Sun Conference announced the hiring of Amanda Murphy as the new Communications Assistant. Murphy will serve as the main contact for Women’s Soccer, Softball and Track and Field. She will help develop and produce championships programs and provide on-site assistance at Atlantic Sun Championships.

Murphy started her career track in January 2007, while interning at the Colonial Center in Columbia, S.C. where the University of South Carolina Gamecock Basketball teams play. She worked various events including the sold-out Kenny Chesney concert and was a contact for the part-time employees.

In the summer of 2007, Murphy moved to Chicago to be a public relations intern with the WNBA Chicago Sky team. Assisting at games with press conferences and game notes gave her insight into what she says “is going to be my career.”

For the past ten months, Murphy has been working in the University of South Carolina Media Relations department working with 20-varsity sports. Writing hometown releases, designing media guides and editing the Web site led her to the Atlantic Sun.

Originally from Warren, Mich., Murphy moved to Columbia, S.C to attend South Carolina, where she graduated in May 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations.

The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts five of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most dynamic and prestigious private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.