After conducting a nationwide search last summer, Lourdes welcomed Ryan Wronkowicz as the institution's new Sports Information Director.

"Ryan will be a great addition to our Athletic Department," shares André Smith, Athletic Director. "He has considerable experience working in athletics (at the Division I level) and strong networking skills. I believe he has the knowledge and talent to increase athletic coverage for Lourdes not just locally but nationally."

Prior to joining the Lourdes Community, Ryan spent 12 years working in athletics at Valparaiso University in Indiana. He began his career as the Assistant Sports Information Director, eventually moving into the role of Associate Director of Athletics for Media Relations, where he managed publicity for 21 varsity sports.

His award-winning work includes a 2006-2007 women's basketball media guide which was named Media Guide of the Year in the Mid-Continent Conference and a 2007 women's soccer guide, chosen second in the district by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

"I'm looking forward to building the sports information department at Lourdes and working with not only the staff, but also the student-athletes," shares Ryan. "The growth in athletics over such a short time at Lourdes shows the institution's commitment to making it a success. My wife (Christy) and our daughter (Elizabeth) are very excited to return to our home state and to be a part of the community. Go Gray Wolves!"

Originally from Waterville, OH, Ryan earned a bachelor's degree in sports management at Bowling Green State University and a master's degree in sports administration from Valparaiso University.

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