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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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02/25/18
ECU
ECU
H&PE Arena (Houston, Texas)
2:00 PM
02/25/18
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at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, Calif.
2:00 PM
02/25/18
UTSA
UTSA
Cougar Softball Stadium
2:00 PM
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Cincinnati
at Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
6:00 PM
02/26/18
The Dickson
The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands Country Club)
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02/26/18
vs Colin Montgomerie Invitational
Spring, Texas (Augusta Pines Golf Club)
All Day
02/27/18
Texas Southern
Texas Southern
SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
02/27/18
vs Colin Montgomerie Invitational
Spring, Texas (Augusta Pines Golf Club)
All Day
02/27/18
The Dickson
The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands Country Club)
All Day
02/28/18
SMU
at SMU
Dallas, Texas
8:00 PM
Audio
03/02/18
Kentucky
vs Kentucky
Minute Maid Park
3:30 PM
03/02/18
Stephen F. Austin
Stephen F. Austin
Cougar Softball Stadium
6:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
03/02/18
Abilene Christian
at Abilene Christian
Abilene, Texas
10:00 AM
vs First Round
Uncasville, Conn.
TBA
03/03/18
Mississippi State
vs Mississippi State
Minute Maid Park
7:00 PM
03/03/18
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Cougar Softball Stadium
3:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
03/03/18
Stephen F. Austin
Stephen F. Austin
Cougar Softball Stadium
5:30 PM
GameTracker Video
03/03/18
North Texas
at North Texas
Denton, Texas
12:00 PM
03/04/18
UConn
UConn
H&PE Arena (Houston, Texas)
3:00 PM
GameTracker Audio
vs Quarterfinals
Uncasville, Conn.
TBA
03/04/18
Vanderbilt
vs Vanderbilt
Minute Maid Park
6:00 PM
03/04/18
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Cougar Softball Stadium
3:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
03/04/18
vs Querencia Cabo Collegiate
Cabo del San Jose, Mexico (Querencia Golf Club)
All Day
vs Semifinals
Uncasville, Conn.
TBA
03/05/18
vs Querencia Cabo Collegiate
Cabo del San Jose Mexico (Querencia Golf Club)
All Day
03/05/18
vs NCAA Diving Zones Day 1
Columbia, Mo.
All Day
vs Championship
Uncasville, Conn.
TBA
03/06/18
Houston Baptist
Houston Baptist
SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
03/06/18
vs Querencia Cabo Collegiate
Cabo del San Jose Mexico (Querencia Golf Club)
All Day
03/06/18
vs NCAA Diving Zones Day 2
Columbia, Mo.
All Day
03/07/18
McNeese
McNeese
SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
03/07/18
Texas Southern
at Texas Southern
Houston, Texas (Memorial Park)
4:00 PM
03/07/18
vs NCAA Diving Zones Day 3
Columbia, Mo.
All Day
03/08/18
vs TBD
Orlando, Fla (Amway Center)
TBA
03/08/18
vs CSCAA National Invitational Day 1
Annapolis, Md.
All Day
03/09/18
vs TBD
Orlando, Fla (Amway Center)
TBA
03/09/18
San Diego
San Diego
SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
03/09/18
Lipscomb
Lipscomb
Cougar Softball Stadium
5:30 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
03/09/18
vs CSCAA National Invitational Day 2
Annapolis, Md.
All Day
03/09/18
vs Border Olympics
Laredo, Texas (Laredo Country Club)
All Day
03/09/18
at NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas
All Day
03/10/18
vs TBD
Orlando, Fla (Amway Center)
TBA
03/10/18
San Diego
San Diego
SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
03/10/18
Northwestern
Northwestern
Cougar Softball Stadium
4:30 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
03/10/18
Iowa State
Iowa State
Cougar Softball Stadium
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video
03/10/18
at NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas
All Day
03/10/18
vs CSCAA National Invitational Day 3
Annapolis, Md.
All Day
03/10/18
vs Border Olympics
Laredo, Texas (Laredo Country Club)
All Day
03/11/18
vs TBD
Orlando, Fla (Amway Center)
TBA
03/11/18
San Diego
San Diego
SCHROEDER PARK
1:00 PM
03/11/18
Penn State
Penn State
Cougar Softball Stadium
2:00 PM
GameTracker Video
03/12/18
UL-Lafayette
UL-Lafayette
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
11:00 AM
03/12/18
UTRGV
UTRGV
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
3:00 PM
03/13/18
vs TBD
Dayton, Ohio
TBA
03/13/18
at Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational
Oahu, Hawai'i (Kaneohe Klipper Golf Club)
All Day
03/14/18
vs TBD
Dayton, Ohio
TBA
03/14/18
vs NCAA Championships Day 1
Columbus, Ohio
All Day
03/14/18
at Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational
Oahu, Hawai'i (Kaneohe Klipper Golf Club)
All Day
03/15/18
vs TBD
TBD
TBA
03/15/18
North Florida
at North Florida
Jacksonville, Fla.
11:00 AM
03/15/18
Cougar Spring Break Invitational
Carl Lewis Complex
All Day
03/15/18
vs NCAA Championships Day 2
Columbus, Ohio
All Day
03/16/18
USF
at USF
Tampa, Fla.
11:00 AM
03/16/18
vs NCAA Championships Day 3
Columbus, Ohio
All Day
03/16/18
at TSU Relays
Houston, Texas (TSU)
All Day
03/17/18
vs NCAA Championships Day 4
Columbus, Ohio
All Day
03/17/18
at TSU Relays
Houston, Texas (TSU)
All Day
03/18/18
vs Valspar Collegiate Championships
Palm City, Fla. (Floridian National Golf Club)
All Day
03/19/18
vs Valspar Collegiate Championships
Palm City, Fla. (Floridian National Golf Club)
All Day
03/19/18
at HBU Husky Invitational
Cypress, Texas (BlackHorse Golf Club)
All Day
03/20/18
vs Valspar Collegiate Championships
Palm City, Fla. (Floridian National Golf Club)
All Day
03/20/18
at HBU Husky Invitational
Cypress, Texas (BlackHorse Golf Club)
All Day
03/23/18
at LSU Tiger Classic
Baton Rouge, La. (University Club)
All Day
03/23/18
Victor Lopez Classic
at Victor Lopez Classic
Houston, Texas (Rice)
All Day
03/24/18
Louisiana Tech
Louisiana Tech
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
1:00 PM
03/24/18
at LSU Tiger Classic
Baton Rouge, La. (University Club)
All Day
03/24/18
Victor Lopez Classic
at Victor Lopez Classic
Houston, Texas (Rice)
All Day
03/25/18
at LSU Tiger Classic
Baton Rouge, La. (University Club)
All Day
03/28/18
Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays
at Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
03/29/18
Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays
at Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
03/30/18
ECU
ECU
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
12:00 PM
03/30/18
Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays
at Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
04/02/18
at Bruzzy Challenge
Carrollton, Texas (Maridoe Golf Club)
All Day
04/07/18
SMU
at SMU
Dallas, Texas
12:00 PM
04/08/18
Prairie View A&M
Prairie View A&M
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
TBA
09/01/18
Rice
at Rice
Houston, Texas
TBA
09/08/18
Arizona
Arizona
TDECU Stadium
TBA
Tickets
09/15/18
Texas Tech
at Texas Tech
Lubbock, Texas
TBA
Tickets
09/22/18
Texas Southern
Texas Southern
TDECU Stadium
TBA
Tickets

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