July 23, 2001
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara University Department of Athletics and Recreation has announced the hiring of former Grand Canyon University sports information director David Wahlstrom as associate director of athletic media relations.
Wahlstrom will begin his duties on August 6. He will be responsible for the publicity and media relations activities for the men's soccer and baseball teams as well as serving as the media coordinator for the 2002 NCAA Men's Basketball West Regional hosted by Santa Clara in March.
"David will be a solid addition to our staff," said Richard Kilwien, associate athletic director for external services. "As the sports information director at Grand Canyon, he has been in a leadership position while handling a wide variety of duties within the athletic department. We are looking forward to having him on board."
A graduate of Grand Canyon with an undergraduate degree in marketing and a master's degree in business, Wahlstrom has been the sports information director at his alma mater since 1999. Previous to that he served in various season ticket sales and game operations functions with the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Mercury and Arizona Rattlers. He began his career in athletics as a sports information assistant at GCU in 1996.