Samantha Spurlock joined the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in April 2017 as an assistant director for student-athlete development. Spurlock handles the daily academic services for rowing, tennis and wrestling.
Prior to her arrival at West Virginia, Spurlock spent the last two seasons as an academic advisor for the Buck Harless student-athlete program at Marshall University. In that capacity, she served as advisor for the Thundering Herd’s 15 sports.
Spurlock helped track academic progress, schedule and register classes, work with tutors, advisors and professors. She also helped at-risk student-athletes with time management and study skills. Additionally, she served as a supervisor and coordinator for the program’s graduate assistants and tutors.
Before serving as an academic advisor, Spurlock spent two seasons as a graduate assistant for the M Club and Big Green Scholarship Foundation. She handled logistics for events, determine philanthropic activities and assisted in the 2014 re-seating and re-parking plan for football and basketball. Also, Spurlock spent her two years in graduate school as a student-athlete program tutor.
Spurlock was a four-year letterwinner for the Thundering Herd softball team. She earned NFCA Scholar-Athlete and C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognition. In 2012, she hit the game-winning run in extra innings to help Marshall advance to the C-USA Softball Championship title game. Spurlock was named to the 2012 C-USA Championship All-Tournament Team.
The Huntington, West Virginia, native earned her bachelor’s degree from Marshall in business administration and marketing in 2012 and graduated with a master’s degree in sports administration in 2014.