Allie Kolezynski Joins Chowan Athletic Staff
MURFREESBORO- Chowan University Department of Athletics
has added Allie Kolezynski to their staff. Kolezynski will
serve as Assistant Director of Athletic Communications and Head
Cross Country Coach.
“We are excited and feel blessed that Allie has chosen to start her career after college at Chowan University,” stated Meredith Long, Deputy Athletics Director. “Allie will add enthusiasm and youth to our athletic department administrative staff. As well, she will serve as a solid role model for our women's cross country team. We look for her to be a solid recruiter as a former student athlete here. Her work ethic will keep Chowan's cross country team moving in the right direction.”
She graduated from Chowan in May of 2012, with a degree in Business Administration. “Chowan was a great choice for me as a student-athlete, and I know it is a great choice for me to begin my career in athletics,” stated Kolezynski.
Kolezynski will take on a second year cross country program, building off an eighth place finish in the CIAA. “This team has a lot of potential, and I look forward to working with the girls and improving the talent they have already shown.” In addition to coaching the cross country team, she will also be working in athletic communications for Chowan.
As a student-athlete at Chowan, Kolezynski was a four year starter and captain on the softball team. She was a three time All-CIAA selection, three time CIAA Commissioner's All-Academic Team, two-time NCCSIA All-State Selection, Capital One Academic All-American, and Daktronic's All-Region team member. She also currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the DII NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Kolezynski also received the 2012 Dr. M. Christopher White Presidential Athletics Excellence Award, and was named Best All-Around Student during her senior year. Most recently, she was selected as the 2012 CIAA Woman of the Year.
“I'm grateful to have the opportunity to work for my alma mater, serve as a mentor to the student-athletes on the cross country team, and promote the athletic department through sports information,” stated Kolezynski.
A native of Strongsville, Ohio, Kolezynski currently resides in Murfreesboro. She will begin working on her MBA in August through Cleveland State University.