Cincinnati, Ohio – June 19, 2017 – Saint Ursula Academy welcomes Kim Gunning as Assistant Athletic Director. Gunning comes to SUA with deep experience. She has a combined history of 30 years of experience in teaching, coaching and as athletic director in two all-girls schools in Northern Kentucky.
“I believe my first-hand experience directing a successful athletic program will be a valuable asset to the department at Saint Ursula,” said Gunning.
She is thrilled to be joining Saint Ursula Academy because of its rich tradition of educating young women in the Ursuline values and its history of good sportsmanship, ethics and integrity.
“I am very excited to be an integral part of this community, serving in a role which empowers athletes to develop their mind and body through a positive and competitive spirit of sport,” she said.
The Bulldogs have a strong tradition of success both in the GGCL and throughout the state. Gunning shares that her previous experiences will provide value to the program and an opportunity to have a similar, yet, a different perspective in the ever-changing role of athletics.
She has participated competitively as a player and coach in a variety of sports, which helps her better understand and relate to students and coaches alike. In fact, she played college volleyball with long-time SUA physical education department chair/coach Julie Thoman Perry and coached many rival contests against Perry over the years. Now they look forward to being colleagues!
Gunning currently loves to play golf, pickleball, and biking. She is very close to her five siblings and enjoys visiting her mother in Sarasota. She also loves to tackle DIY home projects. Gunning lives in Park Hills, KY.
Saint Ursula Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory, secondary school for young women known for academic excellence and rich tradition. Saint Ursula welcomes students from more than 90 grade schools in the Greater Cincinnati area. The Academy is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School. The campus, located at 1339 E. McMillan Street in East Walnut Hills has been the home of St. Ursula Academy and Convent since 1910. The Class of 2017 earned college scholarships totaling more than $21-million.