OXFORD, Ohio – Miami University Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Support Services Craig Bennett announced Thursday the hiring of Georgina Nembhard as a new Academic Coordinator/Learning Specialist. Nembhard will assist in the academic advising for student-athletes on the baseball, golf, field hockey, soccer, men’s track and field and women’s track and field teams.

“I am convinced that nothing is more important in what we do than hiring and developing intelligent, experienced, student focused individuals to Miami University,” said Bennett.  “Georgina embodies every quality I look for in a person that is going to work with our student athletes. They deserve the best, and they are getting the best with Georgina.”

Nembhard comes to the RedHawks after spending the past year as an academic advising intern for the University of Miami. While with the Hurricanes she served as an apprentice advisor for 20 student-athletes from multiple sports, monitoring their academic performance while meeting with each of them weekly for mentorship sessions.

Prior to her time at the University of Miami, Nembhard worked as a graduate assistant at her alma mater, Georgia, spending time in the Champs/Life Skills program as well as an academic tutor. She received her Master’s Degree in education, recreation and leadership studies from the Bulldogs in 2013.

Nembhard was a four-year letterwinner (2007-11) on Georgia’s track and field team where she was a sprinter. She was named to the SEC’s Academic Honor Roll in 2010 and 2011, and was a Coca-Cola Community All-American in 2011.

“I am very excited to get this opportunity to join the Miami family,” said Nembhard. “The student-athletes along with a great group of support staff have a reputation for producing results. Last spring, the department had a record breaking semester and I look forward to continuing to challenge our student-athletes to build on that success.”