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Erikka Sansom

Director of Athletic Communications

Erickson Alumni Center

Erikka Sansom joined the Bethany College Athletic Department as the Director of Athletic Communications in November of 2018.

At Bethany, Sansom oversees athletic communications efforts and is the primary contact for 22 NCAA Division III varsity programs, including media relations, game day functions, live stats, social media, the website (BethanyBison.com), publications and live event video production. She is also a member of the department’s administrative staff.

Prior to Bethany, Sansom worked as a Behavioral Therapist at Augusta Levy Learning Center in Wheeling, W.Va. At ALLC, she worked with autistic students, providing intensive one-on-one treatment to enhance the social, academic, communication and independent living skills of its students.

Sansom received her Bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and holds a Master’s degree in Special Education Birth-8th Grade from Slippery Rock University. During her time at Pitt-Bradford, Sansom was a student-athlete and got her start in the athletic communications field where she worked with the sports information staff during the home athletic events.

After graduation, Sansom has dedicated a lot of time in athletics throughout her career. Sansom coached high school basketball and softball for three years before joining Elmira College’s softball staff. Most recently, Sansom spent the 2016-2017 softball season learning under Bethany College icon Jan Forsty.