I believe that athletics play an important role in many students experience at Marymount, said Ellis, an associate professor of criminal justice and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. Students develop life skills and learn a lot through commitment to both athletics and academics.
An avid cyclist, runner and equestrian, Ellis appreciates the time and commitment it takes to be a college athlete.
I enjoy working with and getting to know the student-athletes, she said. When the position became available, I decided this role could be a great way for my service to the university to align with my interest in sports.
She looks forward to learning more about the NCAA principles and working with the athletics department and Director of Athletics Jamie Reynolds to ensure that Marymount continues to meet the highest standards for Division III athletics. She will also represent Marymount in conference and NCAA affairs.
Marymount University fields 17 varsity teams, including mens and womens basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, triathlon, volleyball and mens baseball. It is a member of the Capital Athletic Conference, Continental Volleyball Conference and the ECAC.
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