Athletic Communications

Hartwig Building, Second Floor  •  1100 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2201
Phone: (734) 763-4423  •  Fax: (734) 647-1188  •  Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday

The purpose of the Athletic Communications office is to facilitate communication between the athletic department and its external constituents, increase the awareness of and interest in Michigan Athletics and to publicize the activities and accomplishments of the student-athletes, teams and athletic department as a whole.

Media Credentials -- An online credential system will be used to apply for season and single-game media credentials for football, men's basketball and ice hockey. All media must use the system to apply for credentials for these sports. For all other sports, please contact the appropriate athletic communications contact as listed below.

Kurt Svoboda photo
  • Kurt Svoboda
  • Associate Athletic Director, External Communications and Public Relations
  • kurtks@umich.edu
  • 734-615-0331
David Ablauf photo
Tom Wywrot photo
  • Tom Wywrot
  • Associate Director
  • (M Basketball, M&W Golf)
  • twywrot@umich.edu
  • 734-647-1268
Whitney Dixon photo
  • Whitney Dixon
  • Assistant Director
  • (W Soccer, W Lacrosse)
  • whitdix@umich.edu
  • 734-936-8746
Leah Howard photo
  • Leah Howard
  • Assistant Director
  • (Field Hockey, Softball, Wrestling, Water Polo)
  • lchoward@umich.edu
  • 734-615-0679
Scott Kemps photo
  • Scott Kemps
  • Assistant Director
  • (M Soccer, M Gymnastics, M Lacrosse)
  • skemps@umich.edu
  • 734-647-8175
Brad Rudner photo
  • Brad Rudner
  • Assistant Director
  • (M&W Swimming & Diving, W Gymnastics)
  • brudner@umich.edu
  • 734-647-4237
Kent Reichert photo
Chad Shepard photo
  • Chad Shepard
  • Assistant Director
  • (Track & Field, Cross Country, Cheer/Dance, M Basketball)
  • shepchad@umich.edu
  • 734-936-3943
Sarah VanMetre photo
  • Sarah VanMetre
  • Assistant Director
  • (W Basketball, Tennis)
  • vanmetre@umich.edu
  • 734-647-4209
Jeffrey Weinstein photo