Jessica Summey joined Georgia State’s Student-Athlete Development Department in the summer of 2010. In her eight years, she has been assigned with multiple teams, while coordinating other academic projects and programs.
Last year Summey made the transition from football to men’s basketball. She also oversees both the men’s and women’s basketball academic programs.
As her role of academic advisor, she oversaw the high-priority student-athlete development’s community service component. The Georgia State student-athletes reached over 5,000 hours of community service annually for the past two years under her leadership and organization. Summey also served as the SAAC Coordinator, working with the team leaders to develop their goals and set their projects and priorities. She has maintained the department’s excellence in the transition of department heads and staff changes.
Summey is entering her fourth year as Assistant Director of Panther Athlete Support Services. She has been a nucleus in the unit that has seen the student-athletes post 20 consecutive semesters above a cumulative 3.0 GPA and set school marks for academic excellence during her eight years. In 2014 she participated in Women Leaders in College Sports Leadership Enhancement Institute. During this time Summey also successfully participated and graduated from the Georgia State University Advancement of Women, Executive Leadership Academy in 2015.
Summey has been a member of the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Professionals for 10 years. She has served on the Honors and Awards Committee for the past seven years and held committee chair since 2015.
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 and Student-Athlete Development (N4A) and the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators.