Meredith CoxLEWISBURG, Pa. – Meredith Cox, a former women’s basketball student-athlete at Georgetown who has been serving as associate director of alumni affairs at Shenandoah University since 2011, has been hired as a manager of athletics development at Bucknell. Cox will join senior associate athletic director and director of the Bison Club Todd Newcomb, director of athletics development Tom Harvey and assistant director of athletics development Terry Conrad on the Bison Athletics fundraising team.

Cox is a 2010 graduate of Georgetown, and she also earned a master’s degree in sports management at Georgetown in December 2011. She was a two-year starter for the Hoyas’ women’s basketball squad and earned Big East All-Academic honors in each of her four seasons. Cox was also president of the Georgetown Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and was selected for the GU Student-Athlete Veteran Leader program.

Since the fall of 2010 Cox has served as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Shenandoah, which is located in Winchester, Va. In 2011 she also began working as the school’s associate director of alumni affairs, where she was responsible for handling all alumni communications. She also assisted in the planning of alumni events and worked closely with the school’s Annual Fund with e-solicitations.

"We are very excited that Meredith Cox is joining our athletics development team as manager of athletics development,” said Harvey. “The experiences that she brings with her as a former varsity student-athlete on the women's basketball team at Georgetown University, as the associate director of alumni affairs at Shenandoah University, and as an assistant women's basketball coach at Shenandoah have given her the background to succeed here at Bucknell. Meredith really understands the scholar-athlete model that Bison Athletics prides itself on, and she will be able to relate strongly to all the constituency groups that she will be working with in her role as a development officer.”

Bucknell is a highly-selective, privately endowed liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 3,500 undergraduate students. Bucknell competes in NCAA Division I as a member of the Patriot League and has full membership along with American, Army, Boston University, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola Maryland and Navy. Bucknell has won the Presidents’ Cup, signifying the Patriot League’s all-sports champion, in 18 of 23 years.

Bucknell annually ranks among the national leaders in graduation rate of its student athletes, including a No. 1 ranking in the Fall 2013 report. In addition, Bucknell ranks fifth in Division I in the total number of Capital One Academic All-America selections, with 125 national honorees since 1970.