|Position:||Assistant Athletic Director/Men's Basketball Academic Support Services|
Alyssa Budkofsky enters her seventh year at Quinnipiac and her third year as assistant athletic director for men's basketball academic support services after being promoted in 2010. Since her arrival to Quinnipiac, the team has seen consistent improvements with their Academic Progress Rate (APR) reports, while improving upon their individual grade-point averages as well.
At the end of the 2012-13 academic year, Budkofsky was selected to attend the NCAA/NACWAA Institute for Administrative Advancement (IAA) for her efforts with the team. The NCAA/NACWAA Institute for Administrative Advancement (IAA) is a premier "level one" leadership development program for women in intercollegiate athletics administration. Only 40 individuals are selected to attend the conference each year.
At the end of the 2010-11 campaign, under Budkofsky’s guidance, the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team was rewarded by the Northeast Conference for their efforts in the classroom. The Bobcats compiled the highest team grade point average (GPA) in the league, while earning a bid to their second-ever national postseason tournament.
Budkofsky began her new role in August 2007, coming to Quinnipiac from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she served as the academic support assistant in the Department of Athletics. While at GW, Budkofsky's responsibilities included academic advising and monitoring of the academic success of 80 of George Washington's student-athletes. She was also heavily involved with class registration and orientation of all incoming student-athletes. In addition to her academic advising responsibilities, Budkofsky also worked with the compliance director to ensure NCAA eligibility.
Budkofsky also worked as the tutoring coordinator which involved the interviewing, hiring and managing of a staff of 50 tutors for all of George Washington's student-athletes. She also designed several study skills programs for various student-athletes including course specific tutoring, writing assignments and research.
Prior to George Washington, Budkofsky was the project coordinator for Ripken Management & Design in Baltimore, Md. Her responsibilities there included researching and writing of feasibility and financial analyses for various clients while also creating the budget for the Ripken Management and Design division. Budkofsky also interviewed, hired and managed several interns and project specific employees. Budkofsky was also responsible for overseeing six marketing/sales support accounts.
While working towards her master of business administration in sports management at George Washington, from August 2001 to May 2003, Budkofsky held the title of head manager for the men's basketball team. Budkofsky was responsible for recruiting and training 10 team managers for over 85 practices and 30 games per season. Budkofsky also orchestrated the team's travel plans while also coordinating the daily operations of all coaches and team members.
Budkofsky's was first named a head manager at the University of Connecticut when she was promoted to the position in the fall of 1999, just prior to UConn winning the NCAA Division I National Championship. While serving as the men's basketball team manager from 1997 to 2001, Budkofsky worked closely with Bobcats' head coach Tom Moore. Budkofsky's role with the Huskies included the hiring and training of 20 managers per season. Budkofsky also trained the managerial staff in the compiling scouting reports as well as statistics for all practice sessions.
Budkofsky currently holds a membership in the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics. She graduated from Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in sports marketing in 2001. She has also completed the requirements for a master of business administration in sports management from George Washington University as well as a master of arts in higher education administration.