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Associate Director of Athletics Annual Giving, Stewardship, and Events

Olivia Welsch

Anderson Athletic and Recreation Center

Olivia Welsch joined St. Thomas Athletics as Assistant Director of Annual Giving in August of 2023 before being promoted to Associate Director in 2024.

Welsch oversees all programmatic and communication elements of the 1904 Club, donor stewardship, and Tommie Athletic Fund events.

Before joining Tommie Athletics, Welsch spent one year at her alma mater New Jersey Institute of Technology as Assistant Director of Alumni Relations. She planned and executed 35 events over a 10-month period, designed to increase alumni engagement.

Welsch spent one year with the Catholic University Athletics Department as an Assistant Volleyball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator before joining NJIT’s development team.

Welsch earned a bachelor's and master's degree in four years while competing as an NCAA Division I student-athlete and two-time captain of the women's volleyball team at NJIT. After just three years, she earned her bachelor of science in business in May 2019 before returning to complete her playing career and receive her master of science in global project management in May 2020. She graduated with a perfect 4.00 grade point average in both.

Welsch was honored as the NJIT's Woman of the Year by the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (NJAIAW) as a senior. She was named to the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team in 2019, recipient of the Joseph M. Fitzgerald Award from NJIT Athletics for being the junior with the highest GPA and was named to the NJIT Dean's List every semester.

Off the court, Welsch was a member of the NJIT Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the department's NCAA Leadership Forum nominee in 2019. She was also a participant in the NCAA Career in Sports Forum, ASUN Conference Career in Sports Program, NJAIAW Leadership Symposium and Highlander Leadership Academy. She also worked as a student assistant in athletic development.

A native of Stillwater, Minn., Welsch has served as a youth volleyball coach for the Princeton University Girls Volleyball Camp, M1 Volleyball Club and Stillwater Area Junior Olympic Club.


Olivia Welsch

Associate Director of Athletics Annual Giving, Stewardship, and Events
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