For Immediate Release: March 30, 2021
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FSCJ Volleyball Alumna Named a Top Woman to Lead Sports by USA Today
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) alumna Christina Hovestadt was recently named one of the top women to lead sports over the next 10 years by USA Today.
Hovestadt played volleyball for two years at FSCJ (2006-08) and graduated with her Associate in Arts degree before going on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of North Florida (UNF).
Hovestadt, a Jacksonville native, has been working as a Community Relations Manager with the NFL since 2018. Prior to the NFL, she was the Executive Director of the Rashad Jennings Foundation.
“Christina’s passion for giving back and making a difference in the community is unstoppable,” said FSCJ Director of Athletics Ginny Alexander. “It is so great watching her do it now at such a larger national level.”
USA Today put Hovestadt in a category with many other great women in sports making an impact and breaking barriers in 2020. Hovestadt was recognized for her work as a founder for A Seat at the Table (ASAT), a community of women in sports and entertainment who are dedicated to equipping and empowering the next generation of female game-changers through mentorship.
Hovestadt recently joined FSCJ students virtually this fall for an Introduction to Sport Psychology class to talk about her college experience at FSCJ and how that student-athlete experience prepared her for the next step in life.
Known as “the community’s college,” Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) exists to provide valuable, high-quality learning opportunities to anyone with the desire to enhance themselves through the pursuit of higher education. Serving more than 45,000 students and awarding more than 8,000 degrees and certificates on an annual basis, the College plays a significant role in supplying the region’s employers with a highly skilled, educated workforce.