Champions in the: classroom | community | competition

Staff Directory

The main requirement of ND Champions Club staff members is to love UND Athletics. We work hard for our members and, most importantly, for UND’s student-athletes.
Val SussexVal Sussex, '08, '11
Director of Champions Club
No matter the UND sporting event, chances are Val will be there. While running the day-to-day operations of the North Dakota Champions Club, Val does her best to promote the accomplishments of UND Athletics. Whether organizing the bi-annual Champions Ball or manning the Champions Club tent during tailgating, she is helping UND alumni and friends support our talented student-athletes as they fulfill their mission of being champions in the classroom, community, and competition.
A former UND women’s basketball player and coach, Val’s love of UND Athletics is shared with her family – her children, Baker and Lauren, look up to UND student-athletes as role models. When it’s not game day, she and her husband Jackson enjoy being outside with the kids, riding bike and heading to the lake in the summer. They’re season pass holders at Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton, N.D., and visit the animals every chance they get.
Heather ReardonHeather Reardon
Box Office Manager

Heather is your go-to for UND Athletics ticket management. Fueled by the passion of UND fans and student-athletes, she is honored to work for a great University and its athletics department. Heather is a facilitator in helping make every game a home game for UND and finds great pride in supporting the teams in that way. “Getting to interact on a daily basis with our excited fans makes it easy to do my job with a smile.” You’ll find Heather in the ticket office at the Ralph Engelstad Arena, in the stands, or watching the game with her family of UND fans – husband Chad and daughters Lauren (7), Jacie (6), and Hattie (1).