BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – June 24, 2021 – WCHA Vice President and Women's League Commissioner Jennifer Flowers has announced the hiring of Jenna Jorgensen as Coordinator of Strategic Communications and Brand Enhancement.
"We are thrilled to have Jenna become a part of the WCHA," Flowers said. "Jenna rose to the top of a talented pool of candidates. Her experience in college hockey and her excellent communication skills earned her this opportunity. Jenna will bring an innovative style that will help us elevate the promotion of our league. We are excited for Jenna to get started."
In her position, Jorgensen will be responsible for the social media coverage, graphic design, and external communications of the league, while coordinating with member institutions to promote the athletic and academic achievements of its eight programs and alumni.
"I am excited to join the WCHA and am looking forward to covering a league with so much tradition in college hockey," Jorgensen said. "I am grateful for the opportunity to work with Commissioner Flowers as we promote the many successes of the league's programs and advance coverage for women in sports."
Jorgensen joins the WCHA office after spending three years as an Assistant Director of Athletic Communications at Colgate University, where she was the primary media relations contact for the Colgate hockey programs. In her time at Colgate, Jorgensen covered the first ECAC Tournament title in program history for the women's hockey team and men's hockey's participation in the 2019 Friendship Four in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Jorgensen joined Colgate after spending two years at Bowling Green State University from 2016-18, where she served as hockey's primary media contact when it advanced to their first WCHA Championship since 1988.
Getting her start in hockey communications, Jorgensen joined the statistics staff for both hockey programs while studying at the University of North Dakota. In addition to taking stats, she was a media relations intern for two years within the UND Athletic Department from 2012-14.
A member of College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) since 2014, Jorgensen also currently serves on the New Media Committee and WoSIDA steering committee connecting with the women of CoSIDA.
A native of Blaine, Minn., Jorgensen received her bachelor's degree in communications and visual arts from UND in May 2014. She went on to earn a master's degree in sport administration from Ball State in May 2016.
About the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Women's League
The Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association will mark its 23rd season in 2021-22. The nation's premier women's hockey conference, WCHA member institutions have won a record 18 national championships since the league's inception in 1999 (including 17 of a possible 20 NCAA titles), while producing seven Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winners, 110 All-Americans and numerous Olympic and national team members. The eight-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), The Ohio State University (Buckeyes), St. Cloud State University (Huskies), the University of Wisconsin (Badgers) and 2021-22 league newcomer University of St. Thomas (Tommies).
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