INDIANAPOLIS — Santa Clara Director of Athletics Renee Baumgartner has been appointed to the Division I Males’s Basketball Committee. Her five-year time period begins instantly.
A local of Portland, Oregon, Baumgartner earned a bachelor’s diploma in sports activities info and broadcast journalist from Southern California in 1987. She accomplished her grasp’s diploma from Oregon in 1989 and earned a Ph.D. from Oregon in 1996. Whereas at Southern California, Baumgartner was a four-year letterwinner and workforce captain for the Trojans golf workforce. Between 1987 and 2000, she served as golf coach at Southern California and Oregon, main the Trojans to a nationwide runner-up end in 1994 and later constructing the Geese into one of many nation’s premier applications. For her efforts, she was inducted into the Nationwide Golf Coaches Affiliation Corridor of Fame.
Baumgartner’s administration profession started whereas she was nonetheless teaching at Oregon, first serving as interim senior lady administrator in 1998. She was named affiliate athletics director a 12 months later and senior affiliate athletics director in 2002. In 2011, Baumgartner moved throughout the nation to function deputy athletics director and chief of employees at Syracuse, the place for 4 years she oversaw ticketing, advertising and marketing, fundraising and media relations whereas additionally serving because the division’s liaison with the lads’s basketball program.
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In July 2015, Baumgartner returned to the West Coast, the place for the previous eight years she has overseen Santa Clara’s 20 Division I sports activities whereas additionally serving the NCAA membership by being energetic on the Division I Council, the Competitors Oversight Committee, the Administration Council and the Championships Finance Evaluation Committee.
“I want to thank West Coast Convention Commissioner Stu Jackson and Government Affiliate Commissioner Connie Hurlbut for his or her unwavering assist of my candidacy,” Baumgartner stated. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be chosen as a member of the NCAA Division I Males’s Basketball Committee, and is a dream come true for me personally. I’m thrilled in regards to the alternative to work intently with Dan Gavitt, the NCAA employees and my fellow committee members to serve our membership and supply a good, aggressive and memorable NCAA Division I Males’s Basketball Championship.”
The chair of the Males’s Basketball Committee for the 2023-24 season is Charles McClelland, the commissioner of the Southwestern Athletic Convention. Different committee members embrace Greg Byrne, director of athletics at Alabama; Barry Collier, director of athletics at Butler; Mark Coyle, director of athletics at Minnesota; Bubba Cunningham, director of athletics at North Carolina; Keith Gill, commissioner of the Solar Belt Convention; Dave Heeke, director of athletics at Arizona; Arthur Johnson, director of athletics at Temple; Martin Newton, director of athletics at Samford; Jamie Pollard, director of athletics at Iowa State; and Tom Wistrcill, commissioner of the Large Sky Convention.