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Marla Glasser
Marla Glasser

Wynnewood, Pa.

Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

Alma Mater:
Cornell '09

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Marla Glasser joined the Illinois athletic communications office in September, 2012. She handles all publicity efforts for the volleyball and softball teams and helps coordinate photography for the DIA.

Glasser came to the Illini after spending a year at the University of Florida, where she worked with the nationally-ranked lacrosse and volleyball teams, as well as football and men's and women's basketball. While there, she had the opportunity to travel with the Gators to their first-ever women's lacrosse Final Four appearance.

Glasser spent the 2010-2011 season as an athletic communications intern at Virginia Tech, where she served as the primary contact for volleyball and swimming & diving, secondary contact for men's basketball and softball, and worked extensively with football. In December, 2010, she covered the volleyball team's first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Before arriving in Blacksburg, Glasser spent a year as the Assistant Sports Information Director at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., where she coordinated all communications efforts for 10 of the Division II school's 20 teams, including soccer, ice hockey and baseball.

The Wynnewood, Pa., native spent five seasons working for the Philadelphia Phillies, serving as an intern in 2005 and a Game Day Operator from 2007-10 for PhanaVision, the in-stadium broadcast crew. In the summer of 2008, Glasser also served as an Operations Intern for Comcast SportsNet, helping with Phillies broadcasts leading up to the team's World Series title.

Glasser graduated from Cornell University in May, 2009, with a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in information science. Originally from Wynnewood, Pa., Glasser now resides in Champaign, Ill.

updated 6/2014