Nate Saverino

Nate Saverino serves as the Assistant Director of Athletics for External Affairs.

Saverino, who earned both a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management (2008) and a Master of Arts in Higher Education (2010) from Southeast, is responsible for all athletic marketing, promotions and ticket sale strategies. He oversees the design and production of Southeast’s printed materials, such as posters, schedule cards and camp brochures. His other duties include securing corporate sponsorships, creating content for the Houck Stadium video scoreboard, producing public address scripts for home events, assisting the Redhawks Club in event planning and promoting, assisting with the Redhawks’ social media outreach efforts and overseeing the university’s athletic trademark licensing program. He also supervises Southeast’s sports marketing student internship program.

Prior to returning to his alma mater, Saverino worked as an Athletics Marketing Assistant at the University of Tulsa. Before that, he spent two years as Southeast’s Marketing Graduate Assistant.

During his undergrad at Southeast, Saverino also served a term as a communications intern for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. He also worked as a student assistant in Southeast’s sports information office.

Saverino resides in Cape Girardeau with his wife, Dana.

If you’re a fan of Redhawks Athletics, now is the perfect time to show your support. The annual Redhawks Club membership drive launched today and will continue for the next two weeks.

The Redhawks Club is the official booster organization for SEMO Athletics. Proceeds generated by the Redhawks Club are used to provide athletics scholarships and program enhancements to support more than 320 Division I student-athletes.

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Former Southeast Missouri soccer student-athlete Natasha Minor has signed a professional contract with Skövde KIK in Skövde, Sweden.

Minor will journey to Sweden next Tuesday, July 18, to officially begin her pro career with her new team.

Skövde is in central-Southern Sweden.

Minor, a native of De Pere, Wisconsin, led the conference with 12 goals in 2016. She ranked first in points per game and goals per game. Minor ranked second in points, shots and shots per game. Her six conference goals also ranked tops in the league.

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Former Southeast Missouri guard Antonius Cleveland has agreed to play with the Portland Trail Blazers in the upcoming NBA Summer League.

Cleveland will play in the Las Vegas Summer League next month. Games will be played through July 17 at both Cox Pavilion and Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Portland opens its Summer League schedule against the Utah Jazz tomorrow, Saturday, July 8. The games tips off at 5 p.m. central time and will be televised live on ESPNU.

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Southeast Missouri State freshman Logan Blomquist finished seventh in the discus at the 2017 USA Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships last Saturday in Sacramento, California.

Blomquist recorded a throw of 176' 7" (53.82m) on his third attempt. That throw surpassed his previous best throw of 174' (53.03m). Blomquist now has the sixth and eighth-best discus marks in school history.

Gabriel Oladipo Jr. (Unattached) won the event with a throw of 59.97 meters.

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This summer, head women's basketball coach Rekha Patterson is trading in the hardwood for the dance floor. Coach Patterson has been selected to compete in the first ever "Dancing with Cape Stars" this July. The event will be held July 22, 2017, at Ray's Plaza Banquet Center in Cape. It is open to the public but tickets are required and the price of admission also includes dinner. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Gibson Center Foundation.

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