ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Regina Sullivan
senior associate athletics director Regina Sullivan is in her ninth year in the University of Minnesota Athletics Department as a senior associate athletics director. Sullivan’s primary duties are sports administration, including supervision of the soccer, baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s basketball programs. She serves as the chief of staff for the athletic director and assists with the daily management of his responsibilities. Sullivan, the department’s senior woman administrator, serves on the Big Ten Conference administrators council and sports management council. She also serves as the liaison to the university’s Faculty Academic Oversight Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics, the Office of Admissions, Campus Police, and the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity. In addition, her duties include overseeing studentathlete financial aid and the student-athlete special assistance fund requests. Before joining the University of Minnesota, Sullivan served as the associate athletics director at the University of California, San Diego. She also spent time as the assistant athletic director at the University of San Diego. Prior to her stint on the West Coast, Sullivan was the assistant executive director of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. While working toward her master’s degree in sports management, she was a graduate assistant to the athletics director at the University of Tennessee. Additionally, Sullivan was also a graduate assistant basketball coach at Syracuse University. Sullivan received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale University. At Yale, she was a four-year starter on the women’s basketball team and was voted the team MVP her senior season. She has also been a member of the NACWAA (National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators) Board of Directors, in addition to serving on a variety of NCAA committees in her long career in sports administration. Sullivan is a native of South Orange, N.J. Sullivan, and daughter, Tess, reside in Minneapolis.
associate director of athletic communications Becky Bohm is in her 14th year with the athletic communications staff at Minnesota and her 11th season working with the women’s basketball team. Bohm is also involved in feature video production for the Gopher website. A veteran of the sports information profession, Bohm was the SID at Wisconsin-Platteville from 1990 to 1996. While at Platteville, Bohm handled the media relations operation for two national champion men’s basketball teams, including undefeated national titests in 1995. She holds a master’s degree in journalism/mass communication and athletic administration from Northern Colorado and a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Bohm was a four-year track letterwinner at Oshkosh and a four-time academic all-conference honoree.
Patsy Kahmann basketball office director
Patsy Kahmann is in her 10th year at the University of Minnesota, and her fifth with the women’s basketball program. Kahmann runs the basketball office operations, coordinates coaches’ schedules, develops creative materials, and collaborates with the booster club. Kahmann is an alumna of the U of M, and received a degree in creative writing at Metro State University. Kahmann, an avid filmmaker, has assisted on films that captured Minnesota Historical Society awards in each of the last two years.
Taylor VanderAarde basketball administrative assistant
Taylor Vander Aarde is in his third season as the assistant basketball office director for the Minnesota women’s basketball program. Vander Aarde also works as an assistant program director for the Golden Gopher baseball team. He played outfielder for Minnesota from 2003-07, helping the Gophers to two Big Ten titles and three NCAA Tournament appearances during his collegiate career. Vander Aarde was a three-time varsity letterwinner and Academic All-Big Ten honoree. He graduated in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and earned a master’s degree in kinesiology from Minnesota in 2007.
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The official media and recruiting guide for the 2009-10 University of Minnesota women's basketball team