Josi Carlson, in her fourth year associated with the Colorado Athletic Department, began her new position as Assistant Director of Special Events & External Groups in April 2011.
Carlson spent the last two academic years as the Director of Operations for Olympic Sports, overseeing the operations for the volleyball, soccer, men and women's golf and women's tennis programs.
Carlson, 28, graduated with her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Montana in 2005. Prior to receiving her degree, Carlson earned her Associate of Arts degree in 2002 from Dawson Community College in Glendive, Mont., where she was a two-time softball letterwinner.
At Dawson CC, Carlson excelled on the field and in the classroom. On the playing field, she was a 2001 and 2002 Golden Glove recipient and a Louisville Slugger third team NJCAA All-American in 2002. In the classroom, Carlson was named a 2001-02 distinguished Academic All-American and a 2001-02 scholar-athlete All-American.
Prior to her work at CU, Carlson served as a Public Information Coordinator for the Ivy League conference office in Princeton, N.J., and was an intern in the communications department for USA Wrestling at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Carlson graduated from Sentinel High School in Missoula, Mont., in 2000 lettering in basketball, softball and volleyball. She enjoys golf, hiking and snowboarding in her spare time and resides in Broomfield.