Kimberly Zivkovich begins her 11th year in Sports Information at Old Dominion University and her first as the Associate Director of Athletic Communications. She works closely with the rising Monarch football program and as well as all of ODU's 16 Division I athletic programs.
Prior to working with the football team, Zivkovich was the primary contact for the nationally recognized women's basketball, field hockey, and women's lacrosse programs at Old Dominion. With the Lady Monarch women's basketball program, she handled media relations for the 17-time Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) program, which included runs to the "Sweet 16" in 2008 and "Elite Eight" in 2002. Zivkovich also served as media coordinator for the 2003, 2006, 2008, and 2010 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament First and Second Rounds, as well as the 2004 Mid-East Regional hosted at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
While at Old Dominion, Zivkovich has received five citations for excellence in publishing from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) including the 2003 and 2004 field hockey media guide judged "Best in Nation". She also received awards for the 2002 field hockey media guide (Second in District), 2008 field hockey media guide (Sixth in Nation), and 2002 women's basketball poster (Best in District).
Zivkovich came to Old Dominion from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she helped publicize and promote the Red Foxes' 23 varsity athletics programs. Joining the Marist athletic department in January of 2000, she helped host five Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) championships and was the primary media contact for the 2000 and 2001 NCAA men's tennis and baseball programs.
Beginning her career in sports information as an undergraduate assistant in the Office of Sports Media Relations at her alma mater, Rutgers University, Zivkovich worked closely with the sports information staff with the nationally ranked women's basketball, men's lacrosse, and field hockey programs, as well as assisted in the media relations efforts of the school's 27 other Division I programs. She was also responsible for updating one of the first versions of the Scarlet Knight's athletic website.
During the summer of 1998, Zivkovich served as a Venue Management Staff Assistant at Madison Square Garden in New York City during the Summer Goodwill Games. At the international event, she assisted with the basketball, wrestling, and boxing events, and helped direct the venue communications center.
A 1999 graduate of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Zivkovich majored in communications. She received her master's degree in Sports Management in the summer of 2010 from Old Dominion. A avid runner, Zivkovich has run in numerous half marathons and is also a formally nationally-ranked fencer.