|Position:||Asst. Director Student-Athlete Development/SAAC Advisor|
Jessica Summey joined Georgia State’s Student-Athlete Development Department in the summer of 2010. In 2014, she was elevated to assistant director of student-athlete development. In her four years she has been assigned with multiple teams, while coordinating academic projects and programs.
For the past three years, Summey has advised and mentored multiple teams, including women’s basketball, before adding responsibility with the football team in 2013. She also works with the women's soccer team.
In addition to the role of academic advisor, she oversaw the athletics department’s overall effort for community service until 2014. Georgia State student-athletes posted more than 5,000 hours of community service annually for the past four years under her leadership and organization. Summey also serves as the SAAC Coordinator, working with team leaders to develop goals and set projects and priorities.
Summey has been integral within the unit that has seen student-athletes post 12 consecutive semesters above a 3.0 GPA and set school marks for academic excellence during the past four years.
Summey graduated from Appalachian State in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in organizational communication and was a member of the school’s track and field team. She returned to Appalachian State and earned a master's degree in college student development in 2008.
Summey interned at Winthrop, where she was responsible for advising and mentoring student-athletes during the 2008-09 school year. She also planned and implemented events and projects with the CHAMPS/Life Skills program. In 2009-10, Summey was an intern at Memphis, working with the academic development for the football and men's basketball teams. She also assisted with initial eligibility of all teams at Memphis.
A native of Hendersonville, N.C., Summey is a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletes (N4A) and the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators.