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Julie Bennett

Julie  Bennett

Director of Athletic Communications

Alma Mater:
Fresno State, 1972


Bon Voyage, Julie Bennett

23-year veteran of Baylor Athletics retiring Friday.


Athletic Communications Staff Honored by FWAA

PR staff among "Super 11" nationally recognized for servicing media during 2012 football season.

Julie Bennett is in her 23rd year with Baylor Athletic Communications and is primarily responsible for women's basketball and acrobatics and tumbling. 

Bennett is a 32-year athletic communications veteran. She has had stints at Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State San Bernardino, University of Nebraska-Omaha, the University of Central Missouri 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, most recently serving as Media Coordinator for the Baylor-hosted 2015 NCAA Tennis Championship. In addition, she served on the NCAA media staff for the 2006 and 2007 Women's Final Fours.

Also, teams that Bennett has worked with have claimed six national crowns; Cal Poly Pomona women’s basketball (1985 & ’86), Baylor men’s tennis (2004), Baylor women’s basketball (2005 & ’12) and Baylor acrobatics and tumbling (2015).

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. Bennett was honored in 2014 by CoSIDA, earning the prestigious Arch Ward Award and also earned her 25-year award in 2009. 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, Texas.

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