Jennifer Rodrigues has served the last 14 years as a full-time member of the U of M Athletic Department. She was elevated to Director of Athletic Media Relations at the start of the 2004 football season, and was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations in spring 2010.
Rodrigues is responsible for the publicity and promotion of the U of M football team, as well as overseeing the Athletic Media Relations Office. In 2005, she spearheaded a highly-publicized Heisman campaign for DeAngelo Williams.
In May 2008, Rodrigues was presented the Scoop Hudgins Outstanding SID Award by the All-American Football Foundation. A member of CoSIDA since 1991, Rodrigues' 2007 football media guide ranked fourth in the country and No. 1 in the district by the organization.
For seven years, Rodrigues served as the media coordinator of the C-USA Basketball Tournament hosted at FedExForum. In March 2000, she was the assistant media coordinator of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament/1st and 2nd Rounds, and a year later, served as the media coordinator for the NCAA Women's Basketball Mideast Regional. In 2002, she volunteered at the Mideast Regional hosted by Marquette University. In March 2009, Rodrigues served as the media coordinator for the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship South Regional, and worked in the same capacity for the 2010 Women's Basketball Regional at FedExForum.
A 1995 graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette), Rodrigues joined the Tiger staff after serving two years as an assistant media relations director at Mississippi State, where she was the contact for women's basketball and softball. She also assisted in the game-day operations for football, volleyball and men's basketball.
Prior to Mississippi State, Rodrigues served as assistant SID for women's athletics at Northern Arizona University. She also served as interim SID at NAU and handled men's basketball and football prior to accepting the job at MSU.
The New Orleans, La., native received her bachelor's degree in journalism at ULL, where she was a student assistant in the sports information office from 1991-95. There she was the media contact for volleyball and the nationally-ranked Lady Cajun softball team. She is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America.
Rodrigues and her husband Mike have a daughter, Ally.