Creighton University Athletic Director Bruce Rasmussen was named Monday to the NCAA Division I men's basketball selection committee.
The committee selects and seeds the 68-team men's NCAA tournament field each March.
Rasmussen has spent the past 19 years at Creighton's A.D. His five-year term on the selection committee begins September 1.
Rasmussen will be the only newcomer to the committee, replacing current chair Mike Bobinski, whose term was scheduled to end August 31. Bobinski is leaving his A.D. role at Xavier to take the same position at Georgia Tech. He will step down from the committee next month.
Current members of the Division I men's basketball committee:
Joe Alleva, director of athletics, Louisiana State University;
Scott Barnes, director of athletics, Utah State University;
Doug Fullerton, commissioner, Big Sky Conference;
Mark Hollis, director of athletics, Michigan State University;
Judy MacLeod, executive associate commissioner, Conference USA;
Ron Wellman, director of athletics, Wake Forest University;
Jamie Zaninovich, commissioner, West Coast Conference.
Wellman will take over as chair following the completion of the third round of the 2013 championship, and will serve as chair for the 2013-14 season.
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