PR staff among "Super 11" nationally recognized for servicing media during 2012 football season.
Julie Bennett is in her 20th year with Baylor Athletic Media Relations and is primarily responsible for women's basketball and acrobatics and tumbling.
Bennett is a 29-year athletic communicaitons veteran. She has had stints at Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State San Bernardino, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Central Missouri State and the University of Hawai'i.
She has worked as a press officer at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, the 1990 Goodwill Games and the 1994 and 1995 U.S. Olympic Festivals.
At Hawai'i, she directed press operations for the 1989 NCAA Women's Volleyball National Championships and performed the in the same capacity for the 1988 NCAA Division II Volleyball National Championships in Omaha. Bennett has also worked at and hosted numerous other NCAA and conference events. In addition, she recently served on the NCAA media staff for the 2006 and 2007 Women's Final Fours.
Bennett has won numerous national publication awards, including best in the nation for the both the 2005-06 women's basketball media guide and 2008-09 men's tennis guide and best cover for the 1997 softball guide.
The Porterville, Calif., native has a bachelor's degree from Fresno State University and a master's degree from the University of Central Missouri. She is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) where she serves on the Committee on Committees and recently received her 25-year award. In addition, she is a member of the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), the Association of Women in Sports Media (AWSM) and Female Athletic Media Executives (FAME).
She and her husband, Bruce, a retired Air Force Lt. Col., have four grown daughters, 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The couple resides in Bruceville.