Paul Rovnak is an Associate Athletic Communications Director for Gopher Athletics. He serves as the primary communications contact for the Golden Gopher football team and coordinates media efforts for all Big Ten and NCAA championships hosted by Minnesota. Rovnak joined the Minnesota Athletic Communications department in July 2010 and has also worked with the men's hockey, men's tennis, women's tennis and men's gymnastics teams.
Prior to arriving at Minnesota, he served as assistant director of media relations for the NHL's Washington Capitals from 2007-10. Rovnak worked every practice, home game and nearly every road game, as he promoted the efforts of the players, coaching staff and front office while working with local, national and international media outlets. Washington's media relations department was recognized as the best in the Eastern Conference by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association from 2007-10
Rovnak also worked at the Ladies Professional Golf Association where he was a senior media relations coordinator from 2002-2006. While with the LPGA, Rovnak worked with the most recognizable female athletes in the world and traveled the globe running the tour's media operations at select tournaments.
A native of Gahanna, Ohio, Rovnak graduated from Ohio State University in December 2001 with a bachelor's degree in journalism.
Gophers Fall to Notre Dame
3/25/2017 - M. Ice Hockey
Connor Reilly and Vinni Lettieri scored for the Gophers while Eric Schierhorn made 26 saves in goal for the Maroon & Gold.
The Cardiac Gophers Win In Comeback Fashion
3/25/2017 - Softball
The gritty No. 8/8 University of Minnesota Gophers went into the seventh down by two to the Nebraska Cornhuskers but battled to a 5-4 comeback victory this afternoon.
Gophers Earn Two Third-Place Finishes
3/25/2017 - W. Track
Minnesota wrapped up competition at the Raleigh Relays with a pair of third-place finishes in the 800m and 4x800m relay on Saturday.