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WKU names new athletics director

BOWLING GREEN — Western Kentucky University has announced that it hired Ross Bjork as its new athletics director.

Bjork replaces Wood Selig, who left to take the athletics director job at Old Dominion.

Western Kentucky President Gary Ransdell said at a news conference Friday that Bjork has worked the past five seasons as senior associate athletic director for development and external relations at UCLA.

Ransdell says Bjork has 18 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, having also worked at Miami, Fla., and Missouri.

In addition, Bjork worked at Western Kentucky from 1996 to 1997 as assistant development coordinator.

The 37-year-old Bjork is a native of Dodge City, Kan. He and his wife, Sonya, have a 3-year-old son.

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