Emily Carr comes to the MIAC office from St. Olaf College, where she graduated this past spring with a degree in Athletic Administration and Management. A standout softball player for the Oles over the last four seasons, Carr finished her playing career in May as a three-time All-MIAC and All-Region selection. She helped lead St. Olaf to back-to-back MIAC Playoff appearances while becoming the program's all-time leader in batting average (.376), slugging percentage (.630), hits (176), doubles (59), total bases (295), and RBI (105).
Carr's two-year tenure with the conference office was made possible through the NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority & Women's Internship Grant, a program intended to provide opportunities for women and ethnic minorities to gain experience in college athletics. As part of the internship, Carr will also have a mentorship with Carleton College Assistant Athletic Director Heidi Jaynes to provide additional guidance and perspective as she shapes her career in athletic administration.
Carr is currently working towards her Master's of Education degree with a focus on Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership at the University of Washington. In 2018, she served as a part-time summer intern for the MIAC office, assisting the conference with scheduling, strategic planning, and sportsmanship policy review. She also previously interned with St. Olaf College in the athletic department during her time on campus and has served as a consultant for Champion Sports in addition to training softball players through Clutch Hitters and the Bloomington Fastpitch Association. Carr is currently serving as an associate member for the NCAA Division III National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). She was previously President of the St. Olaf Student-Athlete Advisory Board and was elected MIAC SAAC President in both her junior and senior years. She now joins a three-person MIAC staff which includes Commissioner Dan McKane (21st year) and Assistant Commissioner BJ Pickard (3rd year).