BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – September 3, 2019 –The Western Collegiate Hockey Association, through President and Men's Commissioner Bill Robertson and Vice-President and Women's Commissioner Jennifer Flowers, today announced that Jane Horvat has been named the WCHA's Communications & Operations Intern.
Horvat joins the WCHA after working as an athletic communications assistant at the University of Minnesota where she served as the primary sport contact for the Golden Gophers' women's soccer, women's gymnastics and men's and women's swimming and diving programs during the 2018-19 season. She managed all media relations and social media for the aforementioned programs and oversaw promotion of 2019 NCAA Women's 1-Meter Diving champion Sarah Bacon and the 2019 NCAA Women's Gymnastics All-Around runner-up Lexy Ramler.
She previously worked in the University of Notre Dame's athletic communications office from 2014-2018, writing for the Fighting Irish's print and web publications and leading the students working with the men's ice hockey and women's volleyball programs.
The Rockford, Ill. native graduated with a BA from the University of Notre Dame in 2018. Horvat began her duties on Sept. 3 and will serve in the position through April 30, 2020.
About the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Men's League
The Western Collegiate Hockey Association, among the most historic, tradition-rich and successful conferences in all of collegiate athletics, will mark its 68th season of men's competition in 2019-20. The 10-team NCAA Division I conference consists of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (Chargers), the University of Alaska Anchorage (Seawolves), the University of Alaska (Nanooks), Bemidji State University (Beavers), Bowling Green State University (Falcons), Ferris State University (Bulldogs), Lake Superior State University (Lakers), Michigan Technological University (Huskies), Minnesota State University (Mavericks) and Northern Michigan University (Wildcats).
About the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Women's League
The Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association will mark its 21st season in 2019-20. The nation's premier women's hockey conference, WCHA member institutions have won a record 17 national championships since the league's inception in 1999 (including 16 of a possible 19 NCAA titles), while producing seven Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winners, 101 All-Americans and numerous Olympic and national team members. The seven-team, NCAA Division I conference consists of: Bemidji State University (Beavers), the University of Minnesota (Golden Gophers), the University of Minnesota Duluth (Bulldogs), Minnesota State University (Mavericks), Ohio State University (Buckeyes), St. Cloud State University (Huskies) and the University of Wisconsin (Badgers).
For more information on both leagues, visit wcha.com.