Somerset, NJ -- The Northeast Conference (NEC) has named Emily Nassi as Media Relations Intern, it was announced today by NEC Commissioner Noreen Morris.
Nassi will assist in the media relations efforts of the conference and handle publicity for a number of sports. She will also provide support at NEC championships and televised events, and assist in the day-to-day operations of the league office.
“Not only does Emily bring an impressive journalism and media relations background to the NEC, she also brings her experiences as a collegiate rowing student-athlete and club team swim coach,” said Noreen Morris, NEC Commissioner. “We are excited to put her skills to work in further promoting the Northeast Conference’s 23 sports teams and over 4,800 student-athletes.”
Nassi is a 2012 graduate of the University of Delaware where she majored in English and minored in Journalism. She was a member of the UD varsity rowing team and a five-time Dean’s List honoree.
As an undergraduate, Nassi spent her senior year as a student assistant in the Delaware Athletics Media Relations office. She also served as Sports Editor (2009-10), Managing Sports Editor (2010-11) and Editorial Editor (2011-12) of The Review, the weekly campus newspaper. In March, 2012, she penned a column that won first place in the Delaware Press Association Communications contest. Nassi further honed her communications skills as color analyst at UD men’s and women’s basketball games and as a swimming beat reporter for All Shore Media in New Jersey.
The New Jersey native volunteers her time as head swim coach at the Marlboro Swim Club, where she mentors 100+ children and young adults ages six to 18 years old.
About The Northeast Conference
Now entering its 32nd year, the Northeast Conference is an NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association consisting of 12 institutions of higher learning located throughout six states. Media coverage of the NEC extends to four of the largest markets in the United States - New York (#1), Pittsburgh (#23), Baltimore (#27), and Hartford/New Haven (#30). Founded in 1981 as the basketball-only ECAC Metro Conference, the NEC has grown to sponsor 23 championship sports for men and women and now enjoys automatic or play-in access to 14 different NCAA Championships. NEC member institutions include Bryant, Central Connecticut State, Fairleigh Dickinson, LIU Brooklyn, Monmouth, Mount St. Mary’s, Quinnipiac, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, St. Francis (NY), Saint Francis (PA) and Wagner. For more information on the NEC, visit www.northeastconference.org.