The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) has announced the hiring of Maureen Taggart as a Graduate Assistant. Her title will be Basketball National Championship Operations Coordinator, a position funded through the USCAA's deal with Virginia Commonwealth University's (VCU) Center for Sport Leadership and Richmond Region Tourism. Taggart will assist in the planning and coordination of partnerships for the USCAA Basketball Small College National Championships, by locally generating marketing and sponsorship opportunities in and around Richmond, Virginia.
"Mosie is going to be a great addition to our team", says BJ Bertges, the Director of Championships and Development for the USCAA, "Not only does she have the right personality to be able to build new partnerships in the area, but she has work ethic and desire to succeed that will make her a huge asset as we transition to a new host region".
Taggart graduated from Northeastern University in 2018. She graduated with a bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in Business. Now she is working towards her masters in Sports Leadership at VCU. At Northeastern, Taggart was a four-year member of the Women’s Varsity Basketball program, where she participated in leadership committees year to year. Following graduation, Taggart secured a Fellowship for Shooting Touch, a sport-for-development nonprofit, that uses basketball as a platform to educate and empower women and youth. She oversaw operations at three court locations and mentored up to ten local coaches at a time. At the end of the fellowship, Taggart volunteered at the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders camp in Senegal.
Prior to college, the Vermont native spent two years boarding and playing basketball at Tilton School in New Hampshire. She also played on a competitive Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team out of Vermont. She enjoys all sports and played a bit of soccer and golf at her local high school in Vermont.
When asked about this opportunity, Taggart said, “I’m honored to be selected for this role and continue learning about the sport industry with the leaders at USCAA. I believe my experience in various roles and international work will allow me to adapt in today’s environment.”