Moore Named to 30 Under 30 List

Moore-header.jpgCentral Methodist Assistant Athletic Director and Director of Athletic Communications Rachel Moore was announced as a member of the inaugural College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA) 30 Under 30 class, announced by CSC Wednesday morning. 

The recognition honors up-and-coming strategic, creative and digital athletics communications professionals throughout the CSC membership. Candidates are considered for selection based on achievement in one or more areas such as professional success, impact on their athletic department and service to CSC.

Moore is one of four NAIA representatives in the inaugural class. 

"To be recognized as a CSC 30 Under 30 honoree is extremely gratifying to me," stated Moore. "I attribute a great amount of my success to the mentorship and guidance from other industry professionals who helped me when I was just a raw rookie. Someone once told me we are in the world of athletics to serve the student-athletes. I'd like to thank all of those athletes who have allowed me the privilege to cover them, to tell their stories, and document their achievements with pen and camera. They are the reason I do this job and enjoy it so much!"

Moore is currently in her third year at Central Methodist. She is responsible for the athletic communications coverage for all of CMU's varsity sports programs. As an assistant athletic director, Moore has increased her mentoring activity, having hired and trained two graduate assistants and multiple student workers and provided lectures in the classroom to sports-oriented classes.

During her first two years with the Eagles, Moore has helped elevate the sports information department in numerous areas including social media, website streaming, and the Central Athletics mobile app. This past year, the app reached as high as No. 6 in the country for fan engagement, which includes all divisions of college athletics.
For her efforts in 2021-22, Moore was selected by her peers as the 2022 Heart of America Athletic Conference Sports Information Director of the Year. In 2021-22 alone, Moore covered seven conference championship teams, 18 national tournament appearances, including three NAIA National semifinalists, and 25 NAIA All-Americans. 
Before her time at CMU, the Excelsior Springs, Mo. native spent the 2019-20 season at NCAA Division I Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, Texas. While with the Islanders, she served as the primary media contact for the women's soccer, women's golf, women's basketball, softball, and beach volleyball programs.
Prior to joining the Islanders, Moore spent two years as a graduate assistant in the Sports Information Department at fellow Heart institution Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan., serving as the department's first-ever SID GA under fellow Heart SIDs Tyler Price and Kyle Pattrick.
During her time with Baker, Moore served as the on-site media representative for wrestling, dance, softball, and men's soccer at their respective NAIA National Championships. She covered the softball team's first-ever national tournament appearance in Bowling Green, Ky., as well as the wrestling program's third and fourth national champion and numerous NAIA All-Americans. 
Moore obtained her undergraduate degree in sports administration from Baker in 2017 and her M.S. in sports management in 2019.

Of more than 100 nominations submitted, this year's class includes 17 members from four different levels of NCAA Division I, four Division II members, three Division III members, four NAIA members and two from Canadian institutions. The average age is 26.9 years old.

To view the complete list of the CSC 30 Under 30 Class, please click here. 

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