Lourdes University sports information director Ryan Wronkowicz was honored as the Mike Dean SID of the Year for the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) at the conference's annual meeting hosted by Lawrence Tech on Monday, June 16. It's the second nod for Wronkowicz who also won the award last year. The honor, named after long-time WHAC statistician Mike Dean of Aquinas, recognizes outstanding sports information professionals as chosen by SIDs in the conference.
"Ryan has single-handily placed Lourdes Athletics on a different stage," acknowledged athletics director Andre Smith. "He knows how to capture an audience with his phrases, words, and pictures."
In just his second year, Wronkowicz elevated the Gray Wolves' brand.
Lourdes saw increased television coverage with 25 games from eight sports on local stations and gained exposure in the local media.
Wronkowicz also landed game recaps on the Toledo Blade's Website. His expertise also developed Lourdes' social media presence.
"To be chosen by my fellow peers for this outstanding honor means a great deal to me'" said Wronkowicz. "There are many outstanding SIDs in the WHAC whom I respect immensely."
Wronkowicz earned his degree from Bowling Green University in 1999 and completed his master's in sports administration in 2005 from Valparaiso University. His name is now forwarded to the national level in consideration for the NAIA SID of the Year award.
All-Time WHAC Mike Dean SID of the Year Award Winners
2007-08 ? Mike Dean, Aquinas
2008-09 ? Aaron Sagraves, Davenport
2009-10 ? Patrick Moore, Madonna
2010-11 ? Patrick Moore, Madonna
2011-12 ? Patrick Moore, Madonna
2012-13 ? Ryan Wronkowicz, Lourdes
2013-14 ? Ryan Wronkowicz, Lourdes