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Chris Burkhalter
Chris  Burkhalter

Hometown:
Stafford, Texas

High School:
Stafford HS

Position:
Associate Athletics Director for Communications

Texas State '89:
Louisiana-Lafayette '92


Houston native Chris Burkhalter is in his 11th year as the Associate Athletics Director for Communications at the University of Houston. In this capacity, he oversees sports information, media relations, publications, the Internet and radio and television services.

In addition to his role as the SID, Burkhalter serves as the administrative liaison to the softball program and serves as the department's radio/TV liaison to the Conference USA office.

Burkhalter was recently named to the NCAA Softball Committee, a four-year term beginning September of 2009. In this capacity Burkhalter will help select the softball teams that will participate in the NCAA Regionals each season.

In 2008, Burkhalter served as the tournament director for both the NCAA Houston Regional and NCAA Houston Super Regional hosted by the nationally ranked Cougar softball team, which won two straight Conference USA regular-season championships and captured the 2007 C-USA Tournament title.

He also served as the media coordinator for the NCAA Men's Basketball South Regional, held at Reliant Stadium in the spring of 2008.

Burkhalter returned to his hometown in 1998-99 after serving as the Assistant Athletics director for Media Relations at UTEP. While in El Paso, he oversaw the Media Relations office while serving as the primary contact for the Miner football, men's basketball teams and men's and women's golf programs.

Burkhalter went to UTEP after spending two years at Indiana State, where he was the Assistant AD for Media Relations. In his administrative role at Indiana State, Burkhalter managed the sports of men's and women's tennis, assisted the Director of Athletics with football scheduling, resurrected the ISU Hall of Fame as the Chair and served as the Tournament Director for the 1998 Missouri Valley Conference Women's Tennis Championships.

He also has worked with the Texas Terror of the Arena Football League and the NBA's Houston Rockets, Northern Arizona and Wyoming.

Burkhalter began his sports information career as a graduate assistant at Louisiana-Lafayette. He earned his master's degree in European history from Louisiana-Lafayette in 1992 and received his bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Texas State in 1989, where he was named Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

He is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the Football Writers' Association of American, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and the Touchdown Club of Houston.

Burkhalter and his wife, Kristi, have two sons, Mack and Carson. He also has a daughter, Alexis who is a freshman at Texas Tech. The family lives in Sugar Land.

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at No. 20 Tulane
New Orleans, La.
4:00 PM
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04/30/16
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at UConn
Storrs, Conn.
11:00 AM
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04/30/16
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Storrs, Conn.
1:30 PM
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Philadelphia, Pa.
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New Orleans, La.
1:00 PM
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05/01/16
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Lecanto, Fla. (Quarry Course - Black Diamond Ranch)
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Lecanto, Fla. (Quarry Course - Black Diamond Ranch)
All Day
05/03/16
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Huntsville, Texas
6:30 PM
05/03/16
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Lake Charles, La.
6:00 PM
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Lecanto, Fla. (Quarry Course - Black Diamond Ranch)
All Day
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Prairie View A&M
Prairie View A&M
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6:30 PM
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Baton Rouge, La. (University Club)
All Day
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Memphis
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6:30 PM
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05/06/16
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Memphis
Cougar Softball Stadium
5:30 PM
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05/06/16
Tom Tellez Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
05/06/16
vs NCAA Baton Rouge Regional
Baton Rouge, La. (University Club)
All Day
05/07/16
Memphis
Memphis
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
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05/07/16
Memphis
Memphis
Cougar Softball Stadium
2:00 PM
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05/07/16
vs NCAA Baton Rouge Regional
Baton Rouge, La. (University Club)
All Day
05/08/16
Memphis
Memphis
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1:00 PM
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05/08/16
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Memphis
Cougar Softball Stadium
12:00 PM
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05/10/16
Rice
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6:30 PM
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05/11/16
UL-Lafayette
UL-Lafayette
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
5:00 PM
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05/12/16
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Tulsa, Okla.
TBA
05/12/16
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Orlando, Fla.
All Day
05/13/16
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Cincinnati, Ohio
5:00 PM
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05/13/16
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Tulsa, Okla.
TBA
05/13/16
vs NCAA 1st/2nd Rounds
TBD
TBA
05/13/16
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Orlando, Fla.
All Day
05/14/16
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Tulsa, Okla.
TBA
05/14/16
vs NCAA 1st/2nd Rounds
TBD
TBA
05/14/16
vs American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships
Orlando, Fla.
All Day
05/15/16
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Orlando, Fla.
All Day
05/15/16
vs NCAA 1st/2nd Rounds
TBD
TBA
05/16/16
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TBA
All Day
05/17/16
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TBA
All Day
05/18/16
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TBA
All Day
05/19/16
vs NCAA Team Championships
Tulsa, Okla.
TBA
05/20/16
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TBD
TBA
05/20/16
vs NCAA Championships
Eugene, Ore. (Eugene CC)
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05/20/16
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Tulsa, Okla.
TBA
05/21/16
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Tulsa, Okla.
TBA
05/21/16
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Eugene, Ore. (Eugene CC)
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Tulsa, Okla.
TBA
05/22/16
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Eugene, Ore. (Eugene CC)
All Day
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Eugene, Ore. (Eugene CC)
All Day
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Tulsa, Okla.
TBA
05/24/16
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Eugene, Ore. (Eugene CC)
All Day
05/24/16
vs NCAA Team Championships
Tulsa, Okla.
TBA
05/25/16
vs NCAA Individual Championships
Tulsa, Okla.
TBA
05/25/16
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Eugene, Ore. (Eugene CC)
All Day
05/26/16
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Lawrence, Kan.
All Day
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Eugene, Ore. (Eugene CC)
All Day
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Lawrence, Kan.
All Day
05/28/16
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Lawrence, Kan.
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Eugene, Ore. (Eugene CC)
All Day
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Eugene, Ore. (Eugene CC)
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Eugene, Ore. (Eugene CC)
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Eugene, Ore.
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