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Behind the Scenes: Lisa Swenson

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.


Lisa Swenson


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

Favorite quote

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.