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Mandy Ruoff honored in naming of UE athletic post

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The University of Evansville has announced the first recipient of the Mandy Ruoff Executive Producer for AcesTV, a position credited to honor the Chesterton High School graduate who passed away in October during her senior year at UE.

Sophomore Braden Pretzsch was named to the position for AcesTV, the video streaming component of the UE athletics department. Ruoff was a member of the AcesTV staff.

“We are tremendously honored to be able to name Braden as the first Mandy Ruoff Executive Producer for AcesTV,”said Tom Benson, director of the AcesTV program. “Braden shares the same love for the program which Mandy did, and he will honor her and the program with the same type of work ethic and attention to detail which Mandy exhibited on a daily basis with AcesTV.”

“Mandy’s love of communication and sports were brought together with AcesTV,” Pretzsch said. “As a sophomore, it is my ambition to help build a great sports production program of which Mandy would have been proud to be a member.”

Pretzsch is a communications and business double-major from Yorktown, Ind. He will be in charge of scheduling for the AcesTV student staff and will help the program grow through the use of new technology and ideas for sports coverage.

The Mandy Ruoff Executive Producer for AcesTV position will now be a standard position with the AcesTV program, honoring the student who best embodies the same work ethic and love for the AcesTV program that Ruoff possessed as a member of the AcesTV staff.


Posted 1/13/2011