QuinnipiacBobcats.com and QU Athletic Social Media Sites Report Record Numbers For 2011-12 Academic Year

HAMDEN, Conn. – The Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, recorded close to four million hits in 2011-12. In addition, Quinnipiac’s social media sites also reached all-time highs. Most notably, the Department of Athletics and Recreation’s “QUTube” YouTube page reached 245 subscribers and just under 350,000 views to date, including more than 130,000 views in 2011-12. With over 1,100 videos “QUTube” has given Quinnipiac Athletics’ fans, families and friends an all-access portal to their favorite Bobcats student-athletes and coaches.

"These record numbers of visitor's, friends, followers and subscribers are amazing and show the tremendous growth of Quinnipiac Athletics and Recreation,” Director of Athletics & Recreation Jack McDonald said. “This could not have occurred without the daily updates by our sports information staff, the support from Quinnipiac’s  Information and Technology staff, the success of our teams and the enthusiastic support of our students, staff, alumni and fans. We look forward to even more utilization of our many sites and networks in 2012-13."

Quinnipiac Athletics’ Official Facebook page, which can be found by searching for “Boomer Bobcat Quinnipiac” has “friended” over 1,600 users and features up-to-the-minute news, scores and highlights as a compliment to QuinnipiacBobcats.com. “Boomer Bobcat Quinnipiac” has been viewed 789,384 times. Quinnipiac’s Twitter account, @QUAthletics, has produced more than 5,500 tweets viewable by the pages 1,800 followers. On Foursquare, Quinnipiac Athletics’ Recreation Center, playing fields and York Hill’s TD Bank Sports Center have combined to receive closet to 5,000 check-ins.

By The Numbers

2011-12

All-Time

Hits at QuinnipiacBobcats.com                                    

3,868,714   

31,530,329

Visits to “QuinnipiacAthletics” on Facebook                    

789,384               

789,384

Facebook/Quinnipiac Athletics likes

N/A

1,848

Facebook/Boomer Quinnipiac Friends

N/A

1,666

QUTube Videos                                                                      

1,135                   

1,135

Views of QUTube                                                              

130,619               

350,032

QUTube Subscribers

N/A

245

Tweets by @QUAthletics                                              

5,536                   

5,536

QU Athletics’ Twitter page, @QUAthletics Followers   

1,814                   

1,814       

Foursquare Check-ins at QU Recreation Center                

2,547                   

2,547                   

Foursquare Check-ins at QU’s TD Bank Sports Center       

2,040                   

2,040                   

 

Contact: Ken Sweeten (KFSweeten@quinnipiac.edu)