|Title:||Assistant Athletic Director|
Emily Wollet, a former Youngstown State track and field student-athlete, serves as an Assistant Athletic Director for YSU Athletics. Wollet joined the department as a member of the staff in March 2012.
Wollet will assist in compliance issues alongside Associate Athletics Director Elaine Jacobs. Wollet will oversee housing, financial aid, certify NLIs and waivers and Student-Athlete Affairs for all YSU teams. In addition, she will oversee YSU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
She joined the YSU staff following a nine-month postgraduate internship within Academic and Membership Affairs (AMA) at the NCAA office in Indianapolis. During her time in AMA, she handled a variety of duties including providing NCAA rules interpretations to public, institutional and conference constituents; processed waiver cases involving initial eligibility, progress-toward-degree, legislative relief and APR adjustments; evaluated APR improvement plans and updated head coach APR; served on the Presidential Retreat Rules Working Group and assisted with the Olympic Sports Liaison Committee and the 2011 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum.
Prior to moving to Indianapolis, Wollet began her athletic administration career within the YSU Athletics Department. She helped the compliance department in researching NCAA legislation, reviewing and verifying initial and continuing eligibility and APR data. She assisted with various NCAA reports, recruiting documentation and compliance issues.
During that time she also served as a Residential Education Graduate Assistant for The Office of Housing and Residence Life. Part of her duties included designing and implementing a Living Learning Community for student-athletes called "The Flight," encouraging student-athletes to go above and beyond their athletic demands while focusing on their overall wellness and growth. The program included monthly wellness workshops and a campus-wide mentoring program.
Wollet, a native of nearby Canfield, had a standout track and field career for the Penguins. She was a member of the program from 2004-09 and was part of six (two indoor and four outdoor) Horizon League Championship squads. She had six top-five finishes in either the 200 or 400-meter dashes at both Horizon League meets and was a member of the relay squads. She was part of the league champion relay teams in 2005 (indoor and outdoor), 2008 (outdoor) and 2009 (outdoor).
While attending YSU as a student-athlete she was involved with SAAC, including serving as president from 2008-09, Penguin Productions, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and other on-campus organizations.
Her younger brother, Gene, and younger sister, Cally, are currently Youngstown State students.