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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.

Wednesday, December 31
3:00 PM - 
Women's Basketball
at Fresno State
5:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Fresno State
Saturday, January 03
2:00 PM - 
Women's Basketball
at Colorado State
6:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Colorado State (Alumni Day)
Tuesday, January 06
TBA - 
Skiing
at Women's Giant Slalom
9:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at San Diego State
Wednesday, January 07
TBA - 
Skiing
at Men's Giant Slalom
7:00 PM - 
Women's Basketball
vs. San Diego State
Friday, January 09
TBA - 
Skiing
at Women's Giant Slalom
Saturday, January 10
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Air Force Open *
TBA - 
Skiing
at Men's Giant Slalom
2:00 PM - 
Women's Basketball
vs. Utah State
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at Utah State
Sunday, January 11
TBA - 
Skiing
vs. Freestyle (5/10K-Individual Start)
TBA - 
Skiing
vs. Slalom
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