Adams named academic coordinator for ASU athletics

JONESBORO, Ark. (8/20/09) - Arkansas State Director of Athletics Dr. Dean Lee has announced the appointment of Lauren Adams as an academic coordinator for ASU Athletics.

"I'm really excited to enter a new work environment and join the ASU team," said Adams.

Adams comes to Arkansas State after serving as a graduate assistant in Athletics Student-Services at Stephen F. Austin University since January 2008.  She graduated with her Master of Public Administration degree in August and also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/English in May 2008.

Adams has also served as head coach of the Unity Volleyball Club in Nacogdoches, Texas since November 2006.  She was a four-year letterman in the SFA volleyball program and served as a student-assistant coach.  While playing for SFA, Adams earned all-conference honors and was appointed to President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council.

"I'm delighted to have Lauren join our staff," said Associate Athletic Director for Student Services Julie Lessiter.  "Having been a former student-athlete, she brings a wealth of experience to the table.  We're looking forward to having a positive year academically."

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