Setters named Independence Bowl executive director

Updated: January 26, 2006, 12:48 PM ET
Associated Press

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Missy Setters has been named executive director of the Independence Bowl.

Setters, the interim executive director for the bowl, was confirmed by a unanimous vote of the bowl's executive committee on Tuesday.

Setters has been with the Independence Bowl since 1996 when she joined the staff as the media relations director. She became the interim executive director after former director Glen Krupicas' departure last July.

Setters graduated from LSU in 1988. She worked in the LSU sports information department following her graduation, serving as publications director for three years and sports publicist for two years.

She joins Tina Kunzer-Murphy of the Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl as the only women in the country to head a college bowl game. Setters is also just the second female executive director of the Independence Bowl, after Pat Tiller served in the same capacity in the early 90s.

Setters recently secured partnerships with both the Big 12 and Southeastern Conference through 2009.

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