Wednesday, December 8, 2010

TTU To Work On Student-Athlete Academics

After earning both her bachelor's and master's degrees at Tennessee Tech and spending two years as a graduate assistant in the Athletics Marketing Department, Leveda Birdwell has returned to work on the Athletics Academic Advising Staff. In her new role, the 24-year-old Birdwell will work in the management of Tennessee Tech's student-athlete records, help to develop and maintain an Athletics Academic web page to improve communications with student-athletes, assist in monitoring eligibility with NCAA standards, and provide support and resources that will move Tech's student-athletes toward graduation. She had previously worked in Tech's Athletics Marketing Department, where her responsibilities included sales, organizing the official football tailgate events, booking halftime entertainment at basketball games, and a variety of other duties. She received her MBA in Businessl Management in May of this year.