As Butler’s Athletic Academic
Coordinator, Shannon Hurt works with student-athletes to help them
achieve their academic goals.
She works with all nine athletic teams at Butler, helping student athletes enroll in classes, coordinating study halls, and serving as a liaison between the athletic department and Butler faculty by monitoring student-athlete’s academic progress through grade checks. She also coordinates the peer tutoring program at Butler and works with student-athletes to help them meet all academic eligibility requirements to transfer to four-year schools.
Hurt, who is a Butler County native, earned her associate’s degree at Butler and her bachelor’s degree at Wichita State University. Hurt is a member of the National Association Academic Advisors for Athletics. She started her career in academic advising as a student tutor for two years as a student at Butler. At Wichita State, she was an assistant in the athletic student services department. She also spent a year working in the athletic-academic center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge before returning to be an advisor at Butler.
Hurt lives in Wichita with her husband, Jeremy, and two sons, Jaxson and Maverick.