Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Intern to Work for TTU Sports Information

Steve Appelhans of Salem, Wis., will join the Tennessee Tech University Athletics staff in August as a sports information intern. Appelhans has spent the past year as an athletic media relations graduate assistant at the University of New Haven (Conn.), where he helped provide coverage for 16 sports.While at New Haven, he contributed in all aspects of media relations including serving as the department’s representative at the 2008 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championships and assisting in implementing video webcasting. Prior to New Haven, Appelhans worked as a communications/publications intern at the National Federation of State High School Associations and a student assistant in the sports information department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Twice nominated for Story of the Year as a sportswriter for The Racquet, the school newspaper for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, he has also had several articles published in the web-based Chicago Sports Review. An active member of CoSIDA, Appelhans received his bachelor’s degree from UW-La Crosse in August 2008 and will receive his master’s degree from the University of New Haven in July. Appelhans, 23, will work with Assistant Athletic Director Rob Schabert in the sports information office. He will handle a wide variety of assignments ranging from radio and TV responsibilities to serving as primary or secondary contact for several sports. He will produce media guides, press releases, game stats and feature stories, and assist with all media relations assignments. Appelhans begins his new position August 3.