Amber Rae Childers Named New Academic Coordinator In Utah State Athletics Department

Aug. 13, 2010

LOGAN, Utah - Amber Rae Childers has joined the Utah State Athletics Department as the new Academic Coordinator within Student-Athlete Services it was announced Friday. In her position, Childers will serve as the sport counselor for men's and women's track, women's soccer and women's volleyball. In addition, she will also oversee the Life Skills program, coordinating community outreach, etc.

Prior to arriving at Utah State, Childers spent one year as an Assistant Academic Coordinator at North Carolina State University. At NCSU, she assisted with monitoring the academic progress of the men's and women's cross country/track and field teams, along with men's swimming and baseball. Childers also assisted the Academic Coordinator with recruitment, team meetings and pre-registration of student-athletes.

"I am excited and thankful for the opportunity to join the academic services staff at Utah State University," said Childers. "I look forward to working with the staff and student-athletes as I contribute to the overall Aggie student-athlete experience through academic support and the life skills program."

Childers began her career in athletics as an intern at Carroll College before spending one year as an intern at Auburn University at Montgomery.

"We're excited to have Amber Rae join us," said Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Services Dr. Brian Evans. "Her previous experience working with student-athletes is very comprehensive, so she will have an immediate positive impact at Utah State."

Childers, a native of Prosser, Wash., earned her bachelor's degree in business administration and health and physical education from Carroll College in 2008, and her master's degree in intercollegiate athletic leadership from the University of Washington in 2009.

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