Academic Devleopment of Student-Athletes (ADSA)

Save the date: SMU is hosting the American Athletic Conference Academic Consortium

Mark your calendars and prepare for an enriching event that promises to bring together the brightest minds in our field!

SMU is hosting the annual American Athletic Conference (AAC) Academic Consortium Symposium. Here are a few reasons why you won’t want to miss it.

Save the Date Details:

  • Dates: April 12- 14, 2024
  • Location: Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)

The AAC Academic Symposium is more than just another conference. The core focus of the event is to discuss programming related to student well-being. These programs will create a structure, process, and programming that fosters partnerships among member institutions and develops initiatives that advance the academic mission of each school. Find additional information about the Consortium on the AAC Site: Academic Consortium (

Academic Devleopment of Student-Athletes (ADSA)

Introducing Keyana Smith as the new ADSA associate director

As we gear up for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year, Academic Development of Student-Athletes is thrilled to welcome Keyana Smith, as our new Associate Director! 

Smith comes to us with a wealth of experience and a passion for serving student-athletes. Her impressive background and commitment to student-athletes success on and off the field, align seamlessly with our office’s values and aspirations. With the addition of Keyana, we are poised to elevate our academic support and enhance the student experience in new ways!  

A Glimpse into Smith’s Journey: 

Keyana joins the Hilltop from the University of Mississippi, where she was the Assistant Director of Athletics Academic Services working as the lead academic counselor of Women’s Basketball and second of Football. Her previous stops include the University of New Mexico, Utah Valley University, and the University of Texas at San Antonio. Smith is a previous student-athlete herself, playing two years at Morgan State University on their softball team. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she pursued a Master’s in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Psychology and then later, achieved her Master’s in Sport Administration. She is an active member of N4A and is currently the Co-Lead on the Institutional Partnership Program.  

The ADSA is excited to have the additional leadership and insight that Keyana will bring into the 2023-2024 Academic Year! 

Academic Devleopment of Student-Athletes (ADSA)

Student-athlete success in the spring of 2023, with 37 achieving 4.0 term GPAs

Our student-athletes demonstrated their commitment to academic and athletic success in the Spring 2023 semester.  Out of our 17 sports, our athletes have a cumulative GPA of 3.3. Below is a list of student-athletes that achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA in the Spring 2023 Semester.

Lior Kremer
Mia Olsen
Faith Davis
Hannah Hoch
Hensley Humphries
Augusta Iwasaki
Rebecca Morris
Brennan Corrales
Charles Fiser
Matt Fraanje
Jonathan McGill
Alex Padilla
Markus Schumacher
Dawson Ovard
Daisy Butterworth
Grace Knudson
Peyton Annen
Abigail Dermott
Mackenzie Rudden
Benjamin Binder
Angus Corbeau
John Easton
Cole Fleming
Dominic Hoefer
Carson Witte
Hannah Craley
Isabella Dickinson
Karsten Fields
Tiffanie Ruan
Nicole Stambo
Adam Neff
Jordi Redelijk
John Zisette
Lana Mavor
Camryn McPhaul
Jadyn Bauss
Celia Cullen