Alicia Spack becomes the program's first director of operations to start the 2012 season. A standout player in college, Spack played at Florida before finishing the last three years of her collegiate career at Purdue. Her main responsibilities include maintaining the team's social media and outreach efforts, organizing team travel, as well as producing scouting reports and breaking down video.
The daughter of Illinois State head football coach Brock Spack, Alicia came to Kansas after a two-year stint working for the Purdue Athletics ticket office as the Director of Group Ticket Sales. Additionally, Spack began garnering experience in the Division I coaching world as the Purdue softball team's game manager during the 2011 season. During that time, she also held an assistant coaching position with the local high school in West Lafayette, Ind.
Spack spent her freshman year as a Florida Gator before transferring to Purdue to play her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. With the Gators, she hit .444 as a freshman and scored 20 runs before making the decision to transfer to Purdue. As a Boilermaker, Spack became a regular second baseman as a sophomore, knocking in the game-winning RBI four different times. As a junior, she displayed her abilities as a utility player, making starts in the infield, outfield and at designated player. Spack earned Academic All-Big Ten her senior season, again proving her abilities as a utility player. She finished her senior year with a flawless 1.000 fielding percentage, never missing a beat in 79 chances.