WU hires new assistant AD

Brittany Simmerman has been named assistant athletic director/senior women’s administrator at Washburn.

TOPEKA, Kan. — Washburn Athletics Director Loren Ferré has announced Brittany Simmerman has been named assistant athletic director / senior women’s administrator at Washburn starting the position on Oct. 20.

“We are excited to have Brittany join the Washburn family,” Ferré said. “Her experience as a student athlete, with the NCAA and as a lawyer will benefit the athletic department in many ways.”

Simmerman graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in pre-professional studies emphasizing in pre-medicine. She was a four-year member of the soccer team and was a three-time captain earning academic honors all four years.

“I am extremely happy to be part of Washburn University,” said Simmerman. “Washburn is a tight-knit community and steeped with tradition. It is a great fit for me.”

After graduating from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, she moved on to law school at the University of Indiana Robert H. McKinney School of Law earning her Juris Doctorate in May 2014.

Simmerman has spent time as an NCAA Enforcement Extern where she processed secondary violations from NCAA DIvision I, II and III schools. She also was a compliance extern at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis athletic department where she worked with student athletes and the NCAA Eligibility Center helping to monitor 16 NCAA Division I sports.

While working as a law clerk for Adair W. Brent, she also externed with USA Football drafting and executing licensing and facility agreements for USA Football camps across the nation as well as helping to review and create sponsorship agreements for the US National team events and USA Football Organization.