A graduate of the University of Delaware, Dustin Semonavick was named as the Tigers' Associate Director of Athletics Media Relations in October, 2011.
A native of Dover, Del., he started his career as a Sports Information intern at his alma mater where he worked for long-time SID Scott Selheimer.Prior to his arrival at Towson, he worked in the offices at Rutgers University
and Old Dominion University.
Semonavick comes to Towson after two years at Old Dominion. At ODU, Semonavick was the
primary contact for the Lady Monarchs basketball team, along with the
nationally-ranked field hockey and sailing squads.
Semonavick was also a key
contributor to the media relation efforts for the ODU men’s basketball team
during the 2009-10 season in which the Monarchs had 14 televised games, won the
CAA Tournament and upset Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament First Round.
At Rutgers, Semonavick worked as the
primary media contact for men's and women's lacrosse, volleyball, tennis and
swimming & diving. He was also the secondary contact for the
nationally-ranked women's basketball team, which made a pair of Sweet 16
appearances during his tenure.
Numerous features on Semonavick’s
teams and student-athletes have appeared in national media outlets, including
ESPN.com, NCAA.com, Sports
HBO Real Sports, ABC’s Nightline and ESPN
He earned his degree in English and Journalism from the University of Delaware in
May of 2005. While at Delaware, he worked for three years as a
reporter for the award-winning student newspaper, The Review, and served as
co-producer and host of the Hen Zone, a weekly UD sports television show.
An outstanding tennis player, he served as team
captain and led Caesar Rodney High School to the Delaware state team title in
2001 and played in four Club National Campus Tennis Championships representing
the University of Delaware, leading the squad to a top 10 national finish in
2002 at Austin, Tex.