|Title:||Media Relations Graduate Assistant (Track & Field, Cross Country)|
|College:||Carroll (Mont.) '11|
Matthew Sewell is in his second year as a media relations graduate assistant with the Lumberjacks, where he will again serves as the primary media contact for the cross country and track and field programs. In addition to his day-to-day media coverage of his primary sports, he also assists with the coverage of all 15 intercollegiate sports at NAU.
During his first year at NAU, the men's cross country and track & field teams enjoyed one of their best collective seasons in program history. The cross country team won a Big Sky Conference record fifth-straight team title, while the men's indoor and outdoor teams both set conference records for most points in one championship meet. It was the fourth time in NAU and Big Sky history that a team swept all three team titles in one season. Sewell also facilitated media efforts covering senior Diego Estrada's All-American honors in cross country and indoor track and field, as well as his qualification for the 10,000 meters at the London Olympics.
Sewell joined the Sports Information staff at Northern Arizona after earning a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations with a minor in marketing from Carroll College (Mont.) in 2011. As an undergraduate, he worked for two years as the marketing and promotions intern for the Fighting Saints and was promoted to assistant sports information director his senior year. While at Carroll, his duties included managing all social media outlets, planning in-game activities for basketball and volleyball, and assisting with game management for most Saints sporting events.
In addition to working for Carroll College Athletics, Sewell was also a four-year member of the Fighting Saints Men’s Golf team, assisting them to a second-place finish in the Frontier Conference Championship his senior year, the highest in school history.
Sewell, a native of Deer Lodge, Mont., hopes to pursue a career in the PR industry in the future, and he is currently working towards his master’s degree in applied communication.