Laura Sonnek joined UND Athletics as compliance coordinator in January 2014.
Sonnek assists in the day-to-day operations of the UND Athletics compliance office, which educates, supports, monitors and enforces NCAA rules and regulations. Sonnek also assists with monitoring and certification for initial eligibility and continuing eligibility in regards to practice, financial aid and competition.
In addition, her position coordinates all facets of the National Letter of Intent (NLI) program, and departmental grant-in-aid offers to prospective students-athletes, as well as monitoring all aspects of student-athlete financial aid.
She also assists with the coordination and implementation of an effective athletics compliance monitoring system. This includes playing and practice, recruiting, amateurism, etc. She also assists in approval of prospective student-athlete official visits and monitoring of all official and unofficial prospective student-athlete visits.
Sonnek came to UND after a two-year stint as a compliance graduate assistant at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. She assisted the compliance director with oversight of UNK's 17 NCAA Division II athletics teams and more than 500 student-athletes.
A native of North Saint Paul, Minn., Sonnek graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in health and human performance. She is currently completing her master's degree in physical education from UNK with an emphasis in sports administration.