Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Info. & Communications
Kevin Lanke enters his 16th year as the primary sports information contact at his alma mater this season.
Lanke, promoted to assistant athletic director for sports information and communications in 2009, serves the daily publicity and NCAA statistical needs for Rose-Hulman's 21 athletic teams. He also helped coordinate the college's media efforts for hosting the Indianapolis Colts Training Camp for 11 years from 1999-2009.
Lanke has served as the primary media contact for Rose-Hulman's hosting roles in the 2002 and 2003 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championships, the 2007 and 2009 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships, the 2012 NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championships, four NCAA Division III Baseball Mideast Regionals, and the 2009 NCAA Division III Cross Country Great Lakes Regional.
He has earned 22 national publication awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) since 2002. His honors include seven "Best in the Nation" honors (four in soccer, two in women's basketball, one in track and field) along with "Best Cover" awards for the 2006 women's basketball and 2008 softball guides.
Lanke earned the President's Outstanding Service Award at Rose-Hulman's Commencement ceremony in 2006. He also received the athletic department's Jess Lucas Spirit Award for his support and efforts to promote the college's teams in 2004, and received an Outstanding Dedication and Service Award from Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference sports information directors in 2006.
Lanke earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Rose-Hulman in 1997. As an undergraduate student, he served as a radio commentator for Fightin' Engineer football, baseball and basketball games while working in the sports information office. Lanke became the first student to win Rose-Hulman's John Mutchner Award, presented to the gentleman who unselfishly gave time and support to the athletic program.
He completed a master's degree in recreation and sport management from Indiana State University in 2010 and was the named the department's top graduate for the 2010-11 academic year. Lanke has also served as a teaching assistant for undergraduate and graduate level sport communications courses at Indiana State. He presented and published a paper regarding athletic budgeting trends at the Indiana APHERD conference in 2010.
Lanke served as the men's sports information director for the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference during the 1997-98 academic year, before returning to his alma mater in a full-time capacity. He serves as the vice-chair of operations for the Capital One Academic All-America program, sponsored by CoSIDA, and served as chair for a Rose-Hulman campus committee that helped create the college's new Diversity Center in 2010-11.
Lanke and his wife Stephanie reside in Terre Haute.