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June 11, 2007
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, UMD Public Relations (218) 726-8830
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Mick McComber, Director, UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Program 218-726-8868

UMD Rec Sports Director Elected To
National Sports Board

Mick McComber, Director, Recreational Sports Outdoor Program at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has been elected Region V Vice President of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Board of Directors. McComber was appointed to this two-year position in April during the 2007 NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Exposition in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

As Region V Vice President, McComber will be one of 11 members on the NIRSA Board of Directors and will assist in governing the national association. The NIRSA board will be leading a financially sound and growing organization that administers a $2.7 million annual operating budget and has a wholly-owned, for-profit subsidiary, the NIRSA Services Corporation.

"Mick is a truly valued member of our association," said NIRSA Executive Director Dr. Kent J. Blumenthal. "His many years of experience, and his multitude of contributions to not only our association, but also the collegiate recreational sports and fitness field, make him an outstanding leader."

National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA)
NIRSA is the leading resource for professional and student development, education, and research in collegiate recreational sports. Headquartered in Corvallis, Oregon, NIRSA was established in 1950 at a meeting at Dillard University of 22 African-American men and women from 11 historically black colleges and universities. NIRSA now includes nearly 4,000 highly trained professional, student and associate members throughout the United States, Canada and other countries. Serving an estimated 5.5 million students who regularly participate in campus recreational sports programs, NIRSA members are actively engaged in many areas of campus life: student leadership/development/personnel management, wellness and fitness programs, intramural sports, sport clubs, recreation facility operations; outdoor recreation, informal recreation and aquatic programs.

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