Renia Edwards is in her fourth year as academic advisor for the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams and second with track and field/cross country. She also began her new role as director of internal operations for the academics department prior to the 2007-08 school year.
Edwards came to Carolina after working as assistant director of the student-athlete academic support services at Virginia Tech for three and a half years. While at Virginia Tech, Edwards worked with the football, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, wrestling and lacrosse teams. In addition, she coordinated the SAASS tutorial program. Prior to her experience at Virginia Tech, Edwards served as academic counselor for Iowa.
The Rembert, S.C., native received her bachelor’s degree in business management from Shaw University in 1995. At Shaw, she was an All-CIAA catcher and third baseman on the softball team and made the All-CIAA Academic Team. She then went on to earn her master’s in sport management from Northern Illinois, where she received the NCAA Minority Enhancement Scholarship in 1995.