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Angie Torain Named to NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel

Sept. 6, 2017

NOTRE DAME, Ind.Angie Torain, who serves as Notre Dame’s Associate Athletics Director, Human Resources, Legal and Risk Management, continued to expand her professional growth last Friday, when she was appointed to the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP).

Torain’s extensive repertoire led her to being just one of three Division I selections by the Conference Commissioners Association (CCA) that makes up the 12-member PROP committee. The full breakdown consists of three Division I CCA selections, three Division I appointments from the Championships/Competition Cabinet, three members from Division II and three members from Division III.

“I’m excited to represent Notre Dame and the ACC on PROP,” Torain stated. “I look forward to working with the NCAA and my fellow colleagues on this committee as we strive to serve the coaches and student-athletes.”

PROP was formed as an association-wide committee in 2003, and today, provides oversight of Playing Rules Committees along with direction to the NCAA staff on playing rules issues. Torain’s term of service on the committee will last from Sept. 1, 2017 until Aug. 31, 2021.

Torain, who joined the Fighting Irish staff back in January of this year, also oversees the men’s tennis program as its sport administrator. The 1997 graduate of Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law, boasts over two decades of experience, including administrative roles at the University of the Incarnate Word, the Summit League and IUPUI, along with two stints with the NCAA – first as Assistant Director of Enforcement/Secondary Violations (1999-2002) and then as Assistant Director of Championships (2006-07).


Josh Bates joined Fighting Irish Media as associate athletics communications director in July of 2017, serving as the women’s basketball and men’s golf contact. Bates earned both his bachelor’s (2011) and master’s (2014) degree in sports management from the University of Illinois. He also worked as a grad assistant at Illinois from 2012-14 and worked full-time at Tulane University from 2014-17.