Meet Lisa Swenson - Student-Athlete Academic Advisor
Behind the Scenes is a way to meet those within the BYU Athletic Department who don’t get as much spotlight as coaches and players. These are the dedicated secretaries, compliance officers, academic counselors, etc that hold the department together. Check back each week to meet the foundation of the department and go behind the scenes.
Athletic Academic Advisor
What do you do?
I help student-athletes with their class schedules and also help monitor NCAA eligibility... among other things...
How long have you been working at BYU?
Almost four years
Who are three people you work with the most?
E.J. Caffaro, Sandy Thomas, Annie Jacob
What is your favorite sport and why?
To play or to watch? Beach volleyball to play, Football to watch
What is your favorite treat?
Too many to list, (I love candy) but probably Swedish Fish or Twizzlers.
What do you usually order at Legends Grille?
Omelett Kickoff or pulled pork sandwich
Why do you love your job?
I love my job because of who I work with and for... I love working with the student-athletes and helping them figure out their lives. I also love working with the SAAC staff.
Favorite Breakfast food
The good stuff, hashbrowns, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, pancakes...
Favorite Candy bar
Favorite Music genre
A little bit of everything
Go, Fight, Win
I would like to travel to
Hawaii, Germany, Italy
Favorite BYU sporting moment
Beating Iowa St. to advance to the Sweet 16 back in 2002
Favorite childhood memory
Camping with my family and swim meets every Saturday during the summer (my poor parents)
Do you play any musical instruments?
I took piano lessons for seven years but don’t really play anymore
One of my favorite things to do is
Be with my husband and son
Sometime in my life I would like to
Be on the Price is Right
A little known fact about me is
I still hold the record for the 25 yard breaststroke for 6 year olds in Bakersfield, Calif.