Academic Advisor

Dan Artamenko

Athletic Academic Advisor

Athletic academic coordinator, Dan Artamenko enters his 3rd year at Blinn College after spending more than two years as a compliance officer with the NJCAA.

Dan is the primary academic advisor for student-athletes at Blinn College. Dan works with the students in helping them get enrolled at Blinn College, facilitating with tutors and study halls, and then helping each student advance to the next level. He also is in charge of completing all NJCAA eligibility for Blinn College athletics.

In addition to these duties, other responsibiliteis include working game day stats, assisting with the Buccaneer Backer association, serving on the Brazos Valley Bowl executive committee, and working with each coach individually as needed.

As a compliance officer with the NJCAA, Artamenko was the first point of contact for students, parents and athletic departments on all compliance issues and advised athletes on the transition from NJCAA to NCAA schools while assisting them with eligibility standards and procedures.

Prior to joining the NJCAA, Dan Artamenko worked with USA Wrestling and at the Olympic Training Center as a Marketing/Development Assistant. In addtition, he worked with the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalancche as Sales Associate.

Artamenko graduated from Lubbock Christian University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in sports management and received his master’s in business administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2011.

He and his wife Nicole reside in Brenham.



Athletic Academic Services

Blinn College continues to boast one of the nations’ most successful athletic programs.

This success on the field and court begins with a high quality learning environment, with the college and entire athletic department fully committed to providing the most efficient and effective support for all student-athletes to help them achieve a first class education.

The Bucs’ athletic academic advisor provides academic, educational and personal development support for more than 250 Blinn student-athletes, trainers and managers.

Blinn’s academic services include:

•             Individualized advising with student-athletes

•             Supervised structured study

•             Tutorial assistance

•             Academic performance monitoring

•             Early registration



In addition to the above duties, Artamenko compiles and submits eligibility for the NJCAA and works with compliance officers from NCAA schools in helping student athletes transfer to the next level.


Located in the Academic Building on the Brenham campus, both the Buccaneer Athletic Learning Center and Writing Center are open year-round for the convenience of the student-athletes.

Each center is equipped with state-of-the-art computers and academic resources to assist our student-athletes in their studies.

On average, student-athletes are required to spend 4-5 hours in the academic facilities each week, with tutors on hand at all times to help with any subject.