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Allison Singleton accepted the position of Director of Life Skills for SMU Athletics effective May 1, 2012. Singleton spent the past five years as the Director of Basketball Operations for the SMU women's basketball program.
Under her new position, Singleton will develop programming to provide the student-athletes with a game plan for success while at SMU and after graduation. SMU's Life Skills program fosters the cultivation of skills that prepare student-athletes for the ultimate competitive challenge: LIFE.
"I'm thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to continue working with and developing our student-athletes here at SMU," Singleton said. "I'm committed to broadening and enriching our student-athletes' collegiate experiences, assisting them in making good choices and preparing them for the future."
Singleton also works closely with University constituencies to promote student-athlete integration with the general student body. In addition, she serves as the advisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
"This position is extremely important to the overall success of our student-athletes, not just in the realm of athletic competition, but in life," said Monique Holland, SMU Senior Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator.
"This will further support our coaches in the development of their student-athletes, as promised during the recruitment of all of our student-athletes," Holland continued. "Allison has the ability to make our Life Skills Program one of the best in the country. She also has unwavering passion and commitment to student-athlete development. I know Allison is the perfect individual for this position."
The Fort Smith, Ark., native played basketball at the University of Arkansas, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Accounting in 2005. She also spent two seasons as a graduate assistant with the Arkansas women's basketball program, earning a Master's in Sports Management.
During her tenure with the SMU women's basketball program, Singleton oversaw team travel arrangements, as well as day-to-day operations including budget management, equipment, student-managers, practice schedules, on-campus recruiting, and special projects.