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November 2005

Release date: November 18, 2005

New Sports Information Director Named at ASU

Dave Wester, who has more than a decade of sports information experience including the last five in the Lone Star Conference, has been named sports information director at Angelo State University.

Wester, the sports information director at Southeastern Oklahoma State University since 2000, will assume his duties Dec. 5 in San Angelo. He succeeds M.L. Stark Hinkle, who has held the position for the past dozen years. Hinkle is moving with her family to Hutchinson, Kan., where her husband, Eric, has accepted a new job.

At ASU Wester will be responsible for media relations, statistical record-keeping, athletic website management and other duties in support of the five Ram and six Rambelle sports, competing in the Lone Star Conference (LSC) and NCAA Division II.

He has served on the official statistical crew for several LSC conferences tournaments and events. He was on statistical crews for the University of Tulsa for four years, handling football and basketball, and for the Tulsa Talons of the Arena2 Football League for a year.

Prior to assuming his duties at Southeastern Oklahoma, he worked for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics three years as sports information assistant and two years as manager of information systems. His multiple responsibilities included serving as media coordinator for national championship events in seven different events and maintaining the association's computer network and official website. He began his sports information career as a student assistant at Oklahoma City University.

Wester is active in several professional organizations, including the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He has served on CoSIDA's Academic All-America Committee since 2003. He also serves on Don' Hansen's Football Gazette West Region Committee, on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America Rating Committee as chair for the South Central Region, and on the Bob Cousy Award Nomination Committee for NCAA Division II.

Wester holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications with an emphasis in advertising from