CLAREMONT, Calif. – Sports Information Director Emily Nordhoff has been a steadfast member of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps community for nine years. At the end of May, Nordhoff is leaving her post to pursue opportunities outside of Claremont, but will forever be an Athena at heart, and root for CMS teams.
Her four-year career as a softball player laid the groundwork for her loyalty and enthusiasm for CMS Athletics. She was fortunate enough to join the coaching staff with Betsy Hipple for three years, and traveled with the most successful team in program history to a Super Regional in 2014.
While coaching, she became enraptured by the workings of event management and the sports information aspects of CMS, which then led to a bona fide position for her the following summer. As the assistant sports information director from 2013-15, she grew CMS' broadcasting and live stats efforts, and brought new life to CMS' image on social media.
In the summer of 2015, former Director of Athletics Mike Sutton hired Nordhoff to be the program's first full-time SID. Since then, she has overseen the creation of a department-wide recruiting video, a website re-design, coverage for all home and away competitions, and growth of the Sports Information Department. This year, 233 home events have been live streamed, compared to the 93 in the 2013-14 academic year.
"Without question, Emily is the gold standard here at CMS Athletics," Director of Athletics Terrance Tumey said. "Her vast knowledge, professionalism, enthusiasm, and commitment to all CMS student-athletes, teams and department colleagues epitomized the level of excellence we cherish in our leadership. I cannot thank Emily enough for her many contributions to the CMS community."
In the last four years, she has witnessed the highs and the lows of collegiate athletics: 46 SCIAC Championships but also hundreds of student athletes in their final competitions.
"Seeing someone play their final game always pulls at my heart strings because I have been in their shoes," Nordhoff said. "Leaving CMS is difficult because this place and these people have given me so much. I am grateful to have been afforded the opportunity to stay at my alma mater and promote the student-athletes of the department that I hold so dear to my heart."
A national search for the sports information director position will soon commence.