By TANNER BERMAN
After 13 years in the athletic department, nine of those as the Athletic Director, Kristen Migliano has decided to step down from her position to become an associate professor of management in the schools Business and Management college here at Lynn.
Migliano has been the athletic director at Lynn University since 2006 and many positive things have happened during her 9 years at the helm. During her time in the position, the Fighting Knights have won 5 national championships in sports such as soccer, tennis and baseball, as well as several Sunshine State conference regular season championships and
a whopping 18 SSC tournament championships.
“Our student athletes have a lot of pride,” said Migliano. “When I went to school here we were NAIA transitioning into NCAA division 2 and never were an SSC member, so now in these 9 years as athletic director to have 18 SSC tournament championships is really a great sign of the pride that our student athletes have with the experience of competing
in the SSC.”
Kristen was also a student athlete at Lynn on the inaugural women’s basketball team
and has deep roots here on campus both athletically and academically.
Lynn joined the SSC in 1997 and since then has been one of the most successful schools in the conference and in the country. But the athletics program hasn’t had success just on the court and field, but also in the classroom. Last year during the spring semester, athletics had an impressive overall GPA of 3.38.
“The Sunshine State conference has been a conference of academic excellence and long standing since the early 70’s,” said Migliano. “We have so many national championships in the SSC across all different sports and it really shows a great parody. Our university has committed to our athletics program and provided the right direction of what would be a good fit for our level of institution to have success in athletics. It’s a great group to be competing with.”
Needless to say Kristen Migliano has been an extremely important part of the recent success that Lynn athletics has had. For years she has watched over the athletes that call this school home and now as she transitions into the next part of her career and life, she leaves behind the athletic department in great shape – something that many Fighting Knights are extremely thankful for.