Kiara Crutchfield joined the University of Delaware Department of Athletics in Feburary 2013 as an Academic Counselor. She works primarily with the field hockey, football, and women’s rowing teams.
Crutchfield is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of all services relating to academic planning, academic support, academic major, academic progress, study hall and NCAA, CAA and UD eligibility requirements. She also serves as the coordinator for the H.E.N.S. (Helping Each Newcomer Success) Mentoring Program.
As an academic counselor, Crutchfield provides support and educational/development/career counseling to student-athletes while monitoring student-athletes progress towards degree and graduation success rates. Additionally, she assists in teaching the Freshman Seminar course, designated specifically for student-athletes.
Crutchfield graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s of science in communications (public relations) and a minor in business from Appalachian State University. She followed up with a master’s of arts degree in higher education, community college and university leadership in December 2012, also from Appalachian State.
While at Appalachian State, Crutchfield was a four-year letterman and team captain of the women’s track & field program. Additionally, she spent time with the Mountaineers as the athletic development intern, graduate assistant coach, University representative, and football graduate assistant.
Crutchfield is a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletes (N4A) and works on the Ethic Concerns Committee as a Core Member.
She resides in Elkton, Md.