Lynaye Stone Named New Learning Specialist In Utah State Athletics Department

Sept. 22, 2009

LOGAN, Utah - Lynaye Stone has joined the Utah State Athletics Department as a Learning Specialist within Student-Athlete Services it was announced on Tuesday. In her position, Stone will oversee and implement a learning assistance program for select student-athletes. In addition, she will also serve as an academic advisor for softball and work with the tutoring and mentoring programs at USU.

Prior to arriving at Utah State, Stone served as an intern for Student-Athlete Academic Services at the University of Massachusetts. At Massachusetts, she served as a sports counselor for men's and women's skiing and women's rowing, as well as an assistant counselor for football. Stone also assisted the Learning Specialist with their Educational Support Program and coordinated the UMass student-athlete tutoring program.

"I am thankful and honored for the opportunity to work at such a great institution," said Stone. "I look forward to working with the staff and student-athletes at Utah State University to build an outstanding learning assistance program."

Stone began her athletics career in academics at the University of Wisconsin as a practicum student working with rowing and the CHAMPS/Life Skills program. Stone also spent time as a media relations graduate assistant at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wis., and completed media relations internships with both USA Boxing and the U.S. Olympic Education Center.

"Lynaye will be a tremendous asset to our academic staff, providing Utah State Athletics the expertise and ability to better assess, identify and provide services for our student-athletes who have learning challenges," said Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Services Dr. Brian Evans. "Lynaye comes from a program whose director is a national leader in this field, and she will implement some of the same programmatic tenets as what they have at the University of Massachusetts."

Stone, a native of Breckenridge, Mich., earned a master's degree in higher education counseling from Lakeland College in 2008 and a bachelor's degree in public relations from Northern Michigan University in 2003.

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