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Title UA19 Athletics Series 17. Athletic Media Relations. Subseries 3. Student Athlete Biographical File
Creator Athletic Media Relations (WKU)
Description An incomplete run of biographical information sheets created by student athletes to be used in the creation of press releases. The binders are arranged by year, by sport and alphabetically by student name.

The sheets are in the form of questionnaires:

Roster Name
Height and weight
Academic class and major
Parents, occupation
Birthplace, date, marital status, spouse, children
High school, junior college and other colleges, includes athletic statistics, honors and records held
Post graduate plans
Famous relatives especially in athletics
Hometown media outlets

Sports included are baseball, men and women's basketball, cross country, men and women's golf, soccer, swimming, men and women's tennis and volleyball.

Restrictions on access: Social Security numbers to be redacted before patrons may use the binder.
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1979
Year Range To 2004
Admin / Biog History Athletic Media Relations began as a section of Public Relations. The following have headed up the program:

1935-1955 - Kelly Thompson, Public Relations director
1955-1971 - Robert Cochran, Public Relations director; Dean of Public Affairs
1962-1978 - Ed Given
1978-2002 - Paul Just
2002- - Brian Fremund

Subjects Western Kentucky University
Search Terms Athletics (WKU)
Finding Aids TopScholar -
Related Materials UA1C5 - images of student athletes
UA1C8.1 - images of athletic logos and symbols
UA1C11.5 - Athletic Media Relations images
UA19 - Athletic Director
UA36I.5 - E.A. Diddle personal papers
Catalog Number UA19.17.3
Dates of Creation 1979-1995; 1998-2004
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Extent 21 binders
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions Restricted access - inquire in University Archives
Parent ID UA19.17
Level of Description Subseries
Containers Student Athlete Biographical File
Student Athlete Biographical File