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Amy Ingraffia Promoted to Director of Sports Medicine

CHICAGO – DePaul athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto recently announced that Amy Ingraffia has been promoted to Director of Sports Medicine.  Ingraffia replaces Sue Walsh after serving as assistant director for the last three years.

"Amy possesses a wealth of experience, talent, skill and concern for the student-athlete in the director's position," said Ponsetto.  "She has demonstrated a high level of professionalism in treating our student-athletes, which when coupled with her enthusiasm for keeping our sports medicine program cutting edge makes DePaul a leader in student-athlete welfare."

Ingraffia started at DePaul University as a graduate assistant from 1996-98.  Hired in June 2001 as assistant director of sports medicine, she primarily worked with the women's basketball program and coordinated the insurance coverage for DePaul's 200 student-athletes.  A year ago, she worked with the men's basketball program before assuming the director's duties in July 2004.

Prior to her first stint in Lincoln Park as graduate assistant, Ingraffia worked at her alma mater, Lewis University, from 1999-00.  While serving as athletic trainer with the Flyers, she also implemented a year-round strength and conditioning program for Lewis' student-athletes.  She also worked the 1999 World Cup, a pair of NBA Pre-Draft Camps, the Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships and several USTA National Age Group Tournaments.

"I am grateful for this opportunity in which DePaul has given me. It is something that I have been working towards for some time and I am truly excited for this coming athletic season," said Ingraffia.  "I love DePaul and am so very happy to have achieved this goal to serve at our prestigious university. It has been an honor to work with our staff and am looking forward to many seasons with our talented athletes."