Hansburg new Mines’ director of athletics

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David Hansburg was named Colorado School of Mines fifth full-time director of athletics, the school announced Friday.

After a nationwide search, school President Bill Scoggins appointed Hansburg to lead a very proud Mines’ athletic program.

Hansburg will begin his duties at Mines on Aug. 1 replacing Marv Kay, who has served as interim director.

“I am honored to become a part of the Colorado School of Mines,” Hansburg said. “I believe it is the top school in Colorado academically, with outstanding athletics programs at every level — intercollegiate, intramural, recreational and club sports. Mines’ commitment to its student athletes and coaches is second to none, and I look forward to carrying on that tradition.”

Hansburg, a native of Roslyn, N.Y., comes to Mines from the Alexander Dawson School in Lafayette, where he served as director of athletics.

He previously served as the associate athletic director for football operations and summer camps for the University of Colorado in Boulder. There he was a member of the athletics leadership team and participated in a variety of committees. 

“We’re excited to welcome David to Mines. His leadership of athletics operations and administration at both the college and college-prep levels illustrates his incredible dedication to student athletes. The combination of David’s energy and fresh ideas with the commitment and deep knowledge of Mines’ coaching staff will take us to new heights,” Scoggins said.

Track stars honored for academics

Mines’ Russell Drummond and Phil Schneider were named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Division II Men’s Track/Cross Country Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Drummond, a senior civil engineering major with a 3.77 GPA, was one of two student-athletes to repeat as First Team selections.

Schneider earned Third Team accords with a 3.46 GPA in chemical and biological engineering.

The 2012 RMAC Men’s Cross Country Academic Runner of the Year and 2012-13 RMAC Men’s Indoor Track and Field Academic Athlete of the Year, Drummond capped his decorated career as runner-up and All-American in the 1500 at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

A three-time All-American in the event — he finished fourth in 2011 and 2012 — Drummond ranks third at Mines with nine collegiate All-American accords (cross country/track and field), including three in 2013 after placing fifth in the mile and eighth with the distance medley relay at indoor nationals.

Mines to hold camp

The Mines baseball program will host a Prospect Camp on Sunday, Sept. 1, at Jim Darden Field on the Colorado School of Mines campus, head coach Jerod Goodale announced Friday.

The camp will run 12:30-5 p.m.; cost is $100. The camp is specifically for athletes entering 10th to 12th grades this fall.

Spots in the camp are limited and reserved in the order of registration. Registration ends Aug. 26.

Players will have the opportunity to showcase their skills to coaches from Mines in a pro-style workout.

The camp will consist of running, throwing from positions, bullpens, batting practice and live at-bats. Instruction will be given by the coaches, and evaluations will be given to the players.

Each player must bring his own glove, bat, cleats/spikes, running shoes or turf shoes, hat and any other equipment they feel necessary to compete. Catchers must bring their own gear, including a catcher’s mask/helmet. Helmets for batting practice will be provided.

Football adds 11th opponent

Mines head football coach Bob Stitt has announced the addition of an 11th game to his team’s 2013 schedule. The Orediggers will now welcome perennial power Carson-Newman to Campbell Field on Sept. 14, in the inaugural Boulder Broker Classic. 

Carson-Newman, a South Atlantic Conference member located in Jefferson City, Tenn., will be in its 34th season under coach Ken Sparks, who is one of just 11 coaches in the history of college football to record 300 or more victories.

“I’m very excited about our football program having the opportunity to compete against Division II power Carson-Newman and legendary coach Ken Sparks,” Stitt said. “This marquee matchup will bring an excitement to Campbell Field and the City of Golden that we haven’t experienced in quite a while.”