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Duke athletics announces staff promotion & additions

Posted Wednesday, July 13, 2005

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Durham, N.C. - Duke director of athletics Joe Alleva announced on Wednesday the promotion of Jamie Pootrakul to Director of Compliance along with seven additions to the department's staff.

Additions to the Duke Athletic staff include Ben Blevins (Sports Information Staff Assistant), Kim Conrad (Sports Information Staff Assistant), John Holinka (Sports Information Staff Assistant), Ryan Murphy (Iron Dukes Intern), Michael Ryan (Assistant Director of Facilities & Game Operations), Gina Rosser (Business & Facilities Staff Assistant) and Jason Sholtz (Internet Operations Staff Assistant).

Pootrakul, who graduated from the University of San Diego in 1999 and the University of Arizona's College of Law in 2002, is elevated from Compliance Coordinator. She joined the Duke staff in September of 2003.

A 2004 graduate of Colorado State University, Blevins spent the past year in the sports information office at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. Conrad worked four years as an undergraduate in sports information before graduating from the University of North Carolina in May of 2005. Holinka is a 1998 graduate of Ohio Northern University who received a master's degree in sports administration from Bowling Green in 2004 and worked in the sports information office at Virginia Tech last year.

Murphy graduated from Saint Louis University in 2003 and earned a master's degree in sport management from West Virginia University in 2005. Ryan, a 1999 graduate of Kansas State University who earned a master's degree in education from Wichita State University in 2002, joins the Duke staff after working as an assistant director of facilities and game operations at SMU since November of 2002.

A 2003 graduate of High Point University, Rosser received master's degrees in business administration (2004) and sports administration (2005) from Ohio University. Sholtz is a 2004 graduate of Wofford College and served as a volunteer assistant in Duke's athletic department during the 2004-05 academic year.

DUKE - Promoted Jamie Pootrakul to director of compliance; named Ben Blevins, Kim Conrad and John Holinka sport information staff assistants; named Ryan Murphy Iron Dukes intern; named Michael Ryan assistant director of facilities and game operations; named Gina Rosser business and facilities staff assistant; named Jason Sholtz internet operations staff assistant.

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