Saint Martin’s University welcomes Megan Lobdell as new sports information director

Aug. 13, 2014

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Saint Martin’s University welcomes Megan Lobdell as its sports information director. In her new post, which started earlier this month, she is responsible for University athletics’ media relations and news services, as well as social media, game-day set-up and much of the University website information for Saint Martin’s sports programs.

The Saint Martin’s sports roster includes men’s and women’s basketball, golf, soccer and cross country/track and field, as well as men’s baseball and women’s softball and volleyball.

“We are pleased with the background and experience Megan brings to the position,” says Bob Grisham, the University’s athletic director. “She will play an important role in promoting our athletic programs and student-athletes.”

Lobdell, originally from Deer Park, Wash., earned a degree in public relations with a minor in journalism from Eastern Washington University in 2010.

After graduating, Lobdell was employed as an athletic communications assistant at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore. She most recently served as media relations director for the Big Sky Conference, where she was based at the conference’s main office near Ogden, Utah.

Lobdell has worked in various facets of sports information since her years at Deer Park High School, when she served as official scorekeeper for men’s and women’s basketball and assisted with other sports programs. At Eastern, she spent her collegiate years working in the sports information office. She also served on organization committees and helped with several events hosted by the Spokane Regional Sports Commission.

Lobdell says Saint Martin’s caught her eye as she began considering positions that would bring her back to her home state: “I really like what the school is about, and I look forward to getting the season going and getting my feet wet,” she says.

Saint Martin’s sports calendar begins Aug. 30, with a Saints women’s exhibition volleyball match with Portland’s Concordia University Cavaliers. The match begins at 7 p.m. at Marcus Pavilion. Other sports officially getting underway in September are men’s and women’s soccer, golf and cross country.

For more information on Saints sports, student-athletes and schedules, visit www.smusaints.com/

Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 25 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,400 under-graduate students and 350 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extended campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.

For additional information:

Genevieve Canceko Chan
Vice President, Office of Marketing and Communications
360-438-4332; GChan@stmartin.edu

Bob Grisham
Athletic Director
360-438-4368; bgrisham@stmartin.edu

Megan Lobdell
Sports Information Director
@smusaints @meganlobdell 360-438-4368; bgrisham@stmartin.edu