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Kathy Hug
Kathy Hug

Assistant Athletic Director

Kathy Hug became an Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Illinois in August of 2002 after spending five years in event management at the University of Nebraska.

Hug is currently the sport administrator for men's and women's gymnastics, women's basketball, women's swimming and diving, baseball and softball and has served in event management for many sports. Hug is respected in collegiate administration circles across the nation, having served as the NCAA Representative for tournament sites in soccer, volleyball, and softball.

A 1996 graduate of Bellevue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, Hug earned an associate's degree from Iowa Western Community College in 1994 and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Bellevue University in January 2000.

A native of Bellevue, Neb., Hug played both volleyball and softball at Iowa Western Community College and then was a three-sport athlete at Bellevue University (volleyball, soccer, and softball). She was named Bellevue University's Athlete of the Year in 1997. Hug was also named a NJCAA second team All-American (1993) in volleyball at Iowa Western.

Kathy has also been active in the community. As a two-time breast cancer survivor, she is involved with Young Survivor Coalition (YSC) of Champaign-Urbana, a support group for young breast cancer survivors and she also works with the American Cancer Society by being a Reach for Recovery volunteer that speaks to newly diagnosed patients about her experience. Hug is also actively involved in Kenwood Elementary PTA.

Hug and her husband, Casey, a native of Lincoln, Neb., have one daughter, Taylor.

Updated October 2011

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