Reynolds leads the Saints' 17 NCAA DIII athletic programs, which includes over 250 student athletes, and oversees the University's Lee Center and Recreation programming. She is in her third full year as Marymount’s Director of Athletics after serving as the interim through the spring of 2015.
Reynolds comes highly qualified with her extensive background in administration and in athletics during her time as a Saint. While taking the interim position, she also maintained her status as Associate Athletic Director for Advancement and Senior Woman Administrator.
During her time as Director of Advancement, she built relationships with alumni, donors and potential donors to secure financial support. Her other duties included overseeing and coordinating other programs and staffs including advising for graduate assistants and Saints Club, community service coordinator, and being the liaison between coaching staff and sports medicine staff.
In just over two years at the helm of the department, Reynolds has guided athletics into a stronger standing. In the summer of 2015, she restructured the department's athletic training services through a partnership with MedStar Health, and hired the first Head of Sports Medicine, Ryan Wildenhain, who also serves as the Athletics Health Care Administrator. Marymount Sports Medicine now houses athletic training and strength and conditioning allowing for seamless injury prevention, rehab programming and peak performance training. Reynolds also moved a part-time strength and conditioning coach to full-time status in 2017.
Included in the additions to staffing during her tenure was the hiring of the first full-time Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, Sarah Gustin, in October in 2015. She was brought onboard to oversee compliance, Title IX and student-athlete leadership programming. Furthermore, she has added Graduate Assistant positions for swimming, men's basketball, men's and women's soccer, and volleyball since 2015, bringing the total to nine in the department.
Upgrades in the facility have also been a high priority over the past two years, including a weight room renovation, while a spin studio and the addition of a TRX functional movement system will be completed in summer/fall of 2017, all privately funded through Saints Club partnerships and donations. The Saints Club supports Marymount's 17 varsity athletic programs and enhances the student-athlete experience. The fund helps maintain the connection between athletic programs, alumni and friends and has seen exponential growth in donors and contributions over the last two years. A facility rental program was also created to generate additional revenue and has seen an increase of almost 200% over the last two years.
In 2016, a new mobile pressbox was added to the Long Bridge Park facility, and in the 2017-18 school year, a new turf practice field will be installed along with new scoreboards and wall mats for the Verizon Sports Arena.
Beyond the success on the field, court and pool, the focus on academic success of Marymount student athletes is evident. Over the last two years, 230 student athletes have been named to conference All-Academic squads and five teams have received National Coaches' Association Academic awards. Over the 2016-17 academic year, student athletes garnered the highest average team GPA to date with a 3.25.
Additionally, the student athletes continue to live the University's mission through service and have given over 8,100 hours of service over the last two years.
Reynolds has also seen the side of athletics at Marymount from the coaching and playing perspective, manning the helm of the women’s lacrosse team for eight years while playing for the Saints in her collegiate days from 2000-03.
Reynolds has also coached in a pair of international tournaments, at the Prague Cup in 2007 and London, England in 2008, with American International Sports Tours Select Teams.
Despite playing just three years with the Saints, Reynolds graduated the program at fourth all-time in program history in points (113), third in goals (77) and second in assists (36). She was tabbed a Second-Team All-CAC midfielder as a senior in 2003 while captaining MU to its best record in program history at that point and its first win in the CAC Tournament.
Reynolds also serves on the University Enrollment Committee, University Facilities Committee, University Retention Committee, is a member of the University's Advancement team, a member of the President's Extended Cabinet, and has served on multiple University senior leadership search committees.
Reynolds is a 2003 graduate of Marymount with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and also has a Master’s of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. Away from the office, Reynolds enjoys yoga, paddle boarding, and is an avid runner, finishing five marathons.