Liz Courter '06 is in her first year as the Assistant Director of the Bronco Bench Foundation (BBF) and her fifth working at Santa Clara. Courter joined the athletic staff of Santa Clara University in September of 2006 as the Senior Administrative Assistant for The Bronco Bench Foundation.
Courter's primary responsibilities focus on the Bronco Bench Foundation, which is the student-athlete scholarship fundraising group for Santa Clara Athletics. In her five years with the BBF, she has worked to increase participation and funds-raised of both the Bronco Bench Foundation and the Athletic Department. She has managed and organized five events for the BBF annually, including the Endowment Dinner and the Los Angeles and San Jose Golf Tournaments. The Endowment Dinner has grown to over 200 participants and its success resulted in over $50K in donations toward Endowed Scholarships in 2011. Her efforts contributed to the Northern California golf tournament’s success in netting over $90K in 2010, an 18% increase from the previous year and over a 50% increase from two years prior. She also organizes and manages the Athletic Department’s Annual Oktoberfest fundraiser.
For the last four years she has overseen the Corporate Hotel Program, in which she manages and cultivates up to 15 partner hotels in the Silicon Valley. Additionally, in the 2010-2011 Basketball season she worked as the Bronco Sports Trivia on air personality during all Men’s Basketball Home Games.
Courter received her Master’s in Business Administration at Santa Clara in June, 2011. Upon the completion of her Capstone course in March, she received the Belotti Award which marks the top capstone group in each section of Business Policy in High Technology Firms. She received her undergraduate education at SCU in June of 2006 with a degree in Communication.
She pitched for the Bronco softball team from 2002-2006, winning 39 games in that span. In 2004 the Broncos won the Pacific Coast Softball Conference. In 2005 she won a career high 14 and tossed 20 complete games. She was named All-Pacific Coast Softball Conference honorable mention that year, as well as receiving Pitcher of the Week honors two weeks in a row. In 2006 she was voted the Bronco MVP by her coaches and teammates for her leadership both on the field and in the classroom. She was also a member of the PCSC Commissioner's Honor Roll for her success in the classroom during her career.