Summit League Announces Staff Changes

ELMHURST, Ill. – The Summit League announced a pair of staff changes with Stephanie Sabaduquia named Assistant Director of Championships and Christopher Brown hired as Assistant Director of Communications.

Sabaduquia, who is in her fifth year on The Summit League staff, began her new role in December. She started her tenure in 2010 as Communications Assistant before being promoted to Assistant Director of Communications two years later. Prior to joining the league office, Sabaduquia spent two years as a graduate assistant in athletic communications at Bowling Green State University. The Chicago native is a graduate of North Park University, where she graduated magna cum laude and was a four-year letterwinner for the Vikings’ volleyball team. She spent one year as assistant volleyball and softball coach and assistant sports information director at Illinois College before moving to BGSU, where she received her master’s degree in sport administration.

Brown began his position as Assistant Director of Communications in January. Most recently, Brown was based in Seattle and served as Assistant Commissioner/ Sports Information Director at the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference. A native of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Brown attended Boise State University before completing bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Idaho State. He has served in media relations capacities for the Idaho Falls Chukars Minor League Baseball team, a Class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, and the University of Puget Sound and on game day statistical staffs for the Seattle Storm, University of Washington, and Seattle Pacific University.

In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 65 All-Americans, 60 Academic All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit, follow on Twitter @thesummitleague, download The Summit League’s Front Row app, and watch the weekly “Inside The Summit League” show at