Petrucci named assistant to the director of athletics

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Jenna Petrucci was recently named the Assistant to the Director of Athletics at Thiel College.

The position is for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years and is being funded through the NCAA Division III Ethnic Minorities and Women's Internship Grant Program.
A native of New Castle, Pa., Petrucci earned an undergraduate degree in business marketing and management from Penn State Beaver, where she was a four-year member of the volleyball, basketball and softball teams.
In women’s basketball, Petrucci was part of the team’s Penn State University Athletic Conference championships in 2014 and 2016. She was the captain of the volleyball team for three seasons and twice earned all-conference honors, including first-team recognition in 2015. She also earned All-American honorable mention accolades from the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. She was a three-time all-conference player in softball, including second-team honors in 2016.
During her career at Penn State Beaver, Petrucci was a student assistant for the athletics department, serving as a para professional, recreation day event planner, media guide production assistant and summer youth camp counselor and coach. She was involved with Penn State Beaver's Varsity Club, Business Club, THON and the Blue and White Society.
“Jenna’s background as a student-athlete and her variety of experience working for Penn State Beaver’s athletics department stood out in a field of talented applicants,” said Thiel College Director of Athletics Amy Schafer. “The NCAA Division III Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Internship Grant Program will provide Jenna with on-the-job training, professional development and networking opportunities as she begins her career in collegiate athletics administration.”

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a new Master of Science in speech-language pathology and 2Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program.A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation as it celebrates 150 years.