Jan. 27, 2004
Kara Kovert, who had been assisting the director with special projects and planning at the Natatorium on the IUPUI campus, has been named Manager of Sports Marketing and Promotions at Butler University. She's replacing Gavin Fisher, who resigned his position in October.
Kovert will be the day-to-day marketing contact for women's basketball and women's volleyball, while assisting in the marketing and promotions efforts in other Butler sports. She'll have responsibilities in corporate sponsorship sales, game promotions and community outreach.
Kovert had been working at the Natatorium since March of 2003. During her tenure, she assisted with the U. S. Olympic Swimming Trials and the nationally-televised Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool. She also assisted with facility planning for the 2003 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Butler.
Prior to taking the position at the Natatorium, Kovert served athletic marketing internships at the University of Dayton and Ball State University. She assisted with football promotions at both schools, while also helping with men's and women's basketball promotional activities at Dayton.
Originally from Jeffersonville, Ind., Kovert attended Ball State. She earned a B. S. degree in sport administration from Ball State in May of 2001, and then completed her master's degree in sport management at The Ohio State University in June of 2003.