Jessica Summey joined Georgia State’s Student-Athlete Development Department in the summer of 2010. In her four years she has been assigned with multiple teams, while coordinating other academic projects and programs.
Summey currently advises football, court volleyball, women's soccer and men's golf. She has also worked with women’s basketball in her time at Georgia State.
In addition to the 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 serves as a committee chair for the Honors and Awards Committee through N4A.
As a member of the Student-Athlete Development team, Summey has been a nucleus in the unit that has seen the student-athletes post 16 consecutive semesters above a cumulative 3.0 GPA and set school marks for academic excellence during her 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.