TEMPE, Ariz. – Nicole LaDuca has been appointed as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s new Communications Coordinator. A former East Carolina University women’s tennis player, LaDuca will begin her duties with the ITA on January 11.
“We are excited that an individual with the on-court player experience and off-court experience in the world of videography and reporting such as Nicole is joining #TeamITA,” said ITA Chief Executive Officer Timothy Russell. “As we continue to tell the stories of college tennis, incorporating video into storytelling efforts will be a new and increased focus; Nicole’s passion for the sport and overall work ethic will be obvious to all from the day she starts. Her addition is a great fit with our already talented staff.”
In her role as Communications Coordinator, LaDuca will serve as the organization’s lead videographer and on-air reporter. She’ll assist the Communications Department with various tasks, including on-site photography and writing press releases, in addition to acting as a liaison to FloTennis, regarding the production of live streams from ITA National Championships, editorial content and the coordination of event coverage.
“I am thrilled to join #TeamITA and begin working alongside the talented ITA staff,” said LaDuca. “I am excited to help continue the growth of college tennis, and to tell the stories of the student-athletes and coaches for the sport that has given me so much.”
LaDuca graduated with a bachelor’s in communication (focused on journalism) in 2015, and is expected to receive her Master of Science in kinesiology in May of 2017. She was a four-time letter winner, four-time ITA scholar-athlete, team captain and president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at East Carolina. LaDuca played the top two singles positions throughout her Pirate career, and set the program’s single-season doubles win record.
Prior to joining the ITA, LaDuca served as the American Athletic Conference Campus Correspondent for ECU. She was responsible for creating, filming and producing feature stories on various student-athletes.
“Nicole impressed me, not only with her body of work, but her passion for the sport and college tennis, said ITA Director of Communications Dan Johnson. “I look forward to working with Nicole to create fresh content that will showcase our teams, players and coaches in a new light.”
About The ITA
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is the governing body of college tennis, overseeing men's and women's varsity tennis at NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College. The ITA administers a comprehensive awards and rankings program for men's and women's varsity players, coaches and teams in all divisions, providing recognition for their accomplishments on and off the court. For more information on the ITA, visit the ITA website at www.itatennis.com, like the ITA on Facebook or follow @ITA_Tennis on Twitter.