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Faculty Team Advisors Program

Purpose

Begun in the Fall of 2005, faculty and staff advisors provide advice, assistance and resources for our student athletes as they strive to maintain balance in their Wesleyan careers. The Faculty/Staff Advisor serves as an advocate for students participating in the sport, and provides a valuable link between the student-athletes and the faculty.

In addition, the Faculty/Staff Advisor may develop a broader involvement in the student-athlete experience and contribute to other individual and team programs and activities. The team Faculty/Staff Advisor program will facilitate integration of the intercollegiate programs into the undergraduate experience of Virginia Wesleyan College. Presently, each of the 19 intercollegiate sports, plus cheerleading benefits form the presence of at least one faculty or staff advisor.

Functions

  • Assist student-athletes, and coaches, in linking with college programs, resources and support activities.
  • Provide job or graduate school recommendations as requested.
  • Communicate to the college community the performance of individual student-athletes and sports teams.
  • Support coaches in recruiting efforts as schedule permits.
  • Attends the Dean’s List Recognition Ceremony for both Fall and Spring Dean’s list honorees.
  • Attends the annual Spring Athletic Banquet to be recognized for their support of the integration of academics and athletics.

Benefits

  • Develop a meaningful relationship with student-athletes, coaches and the Department of Athletics.
  • Witness and contribute to the physical and educational growth and advancement of students.
  • Represent the team with team-issued gear and apparel.

2014-15 Faculty Team Advisors

Team Coach Advisor
Baseball Chris Francis
Adam Ruh
Women's Basketball Stephany Dunmyer Dr. Joyce Easter/Dr. Linda Ferguson
Men's Basketball Dave Macedo Genai Hill
Cheerleading Jennifer Lewis
Robin Takacs
Women's Cross Country/
Track and Field
Krista Littleton Dr. Alison Marganski/Dr.Mavel Velasco
Men's Cross Country/
Track and Field
Mat Littleton Dr. Scott Hinze/Dr. Kathy Stolley
Field Hockey Christina Restivo
Dr. Rebecca Hooker
Golf Bryan Hearn
Dr. Kevin Kittredge
Women's Lacrosse Meagan DiCave
Takeyra Collins
Men's Lacrosse JP Stewart Dr. Keith Moore
Women's Soccer Jeff Bowers Dr. Susan E. Larkin
Men's Soccer Chris Mills
Dr. Paul Ewell/D. Wayne Pollock
Softball Brandon Elliott Dr. Hilve Firek
Women's Tennis Darryl Cummings
Dr. Joyce Howell
Men's Tennis Darryl Cummings
Dr. Joyce Howell
Women's Volleyball Andrea Hoover Dr. Kellie Holzer

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