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Janice Ruggiero
Position: Senior Associate Athletic Director/SWA
Experience: 24 Years

Janice Ruggiero is entering her 24th year at the University of New Mexico and 14th as UNM's Senior Woman Administrator. She serves as the school's Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Welfare. Ruggiero was promoted to associate athletic director on July 1, 2000.

Part of Ruggiero's duties as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Welfare is the oversight of UNM's training room, the business office, the equipment room, the weight room and the compliance department. She is also the lead administrator for volleyball, women's basketball, men's and women's golf and softball. Prior to her appointment, Ruggiero spent four years in charge of compliance at UNM. She was a member of the NCAA Div. I Women's Basketball Committee from 2002-04. She is currently a member of the NCAA Legislative Council and the NCAA Women's basketball rules Committee.

Ruggiero was a member of the UNM women's basketball team as both a player and a coach. She played for the Lobos from 1984-87 until the program was discontinued, then transferred to the University of Hawaii for her senior season. Ruggiero was an assistant coach at UNM after the program's reinstatement from 1991-93.

Ruggiero graduated from UNM in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in Marketing and General Management. She completed her master's degree in Sports Administration during the summer of 1997. Ruggiero and her husband, Lenny, have two sons; Leonard Jordan (LJ) and Alex.

Friday, September 19
All Day - 
Men's Tennis
at NMSU Invitational
9:00 AM - 
Volleyball
at College of Charleston
2:00 PM - 
Men's Soccer
at Bakersfield vs. VCU
3:00 PM - 
Volleyball
at Houston Baptist
4:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
vs. Jr. Davis Cup Match
4:00 PM - 
Women's Tennis
vs. USTA Jr. Fed Cup Team
5:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
vs. New Mexico State
7:00 PM - 
Men's Soccer
vs. Drexel
Saturday, September 20
1:30 PM - 
Volleyball
at SMU
6:00 PM - 
Football
at New Mexico State
Sunday, September 21
12:00 PM - 
Men's Soccer
at Bakersfield vs. Drexel
6:00 PM - 
Men's Soccer
vs. VCU
Monday, September 22
All Day - 
Men's Golf
at Husky Invitational/University of Washington
All Day - 
Women's Golf
at Lobos vs. Field
Tuesday, September 23
All Day - 
Men's Golf
at Husky Invitational/University of Washington
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