FAYETTEVILLE – Deedee Brown-Campbell was named assistant athletic director for academic support for the University of Arkansas Women’s Athletics Department, Lady Razorback athletic director Bev Lewis announced this week. Brown-Campbell has served as the director of academic support for all Lady Razorback teams since 2004, and with her promotion becomes the first African-American in the higher administration of the Women’s Athletics Department. “We are very proud of the work Deedee has done with our student-athletes, and to have the opportunity to promote someone so deserving is a pleasure,” Lewis said. This past spring, over 60% of all Lady Razorback athletes were named to the department’s honor roll with semester grades over 3.00, and the overall department GPA for Spring 2006 was 3.17. In addition to her duties with the Lady’Backs, Brown-Campbell also serves on the Campus Career Coalition and is the minority affairs representative of the Women’s Athletics Department to the University’s Multicultural Center. A true product of the program, Brown-Campbell joined Women’s Athletics part-time in 2003, and became a full-time assistant in the academic center in January 2004. She was promoted to the division head for academics in the summer of 2004. The two-time heptathlon all-American was a key performer in Arkansas’ SEC triple crowns for current head coach Lance Harter.