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Shakayla McEaddy joined the Student-Athlete Support Services Office in August 2015.  As a graduate assistant for SASSO, McEaddy currently serves as an Academic Mentor and Assistant Advisor for specified teams. She works individually with both incoming and at-risk student-athletes on a weekly basis to provide a variety of educational support to aid student-athletes in achieving their academic, personal, and professional goals.  She is also the assistant advisor for Women’s Basketball, Women’s Track & Field, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, and Softball.

Additionally, McEaddy works with the Assistant Director of Academic Support to coordinate and manage all aspects of the Tutorial Program.  She also assists in the planning and implementation of various Life Skills events and efforts, specifically Step UP! Bystander Intervention Training and Career Development.  Furthermore, McEaddy works with various community partners to coordinate community service for student-athletes.

Originally from Tucson, Arizona, McEaddy attended the University of Arizona and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Sciences with a major in Physiology.  While at Arizona, McEaddy was a member of the Women’s Track & Field Team.  As a high jumper, she earned various academic honors including MPSF All-Academic and Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention in 2013, 2014, and 2015.  She was also a USTFCCA Academic All-American in 2013.  Additionally, she was a member of SAAC, serving as Chair of the Academic Subcommittee.

While at UMKC, McEaddy is pursuing her Master’s degree in High Education with an emphasis in Sports Administration.  In the future, she hopes to be an Athletic Director.

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