CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Janet Wilson, who served as director of operations for Governors basketball last season, has been hired as Governors Club and Ticketing Manager by Austin Peay State University athletics.
Wilson, who received her master’s degree this summer in Health and Human Performance with Sports and Wellness Leadership Specialization, will become the athletic department’s liaison to the Governors Club. In addition, she will assist with overseeing ticket operations for revenue sports and be heavily involved in developing the tickets structure for the new Governors Stadium when it opens in 2014.
Wilson joined the men's basketball staff in summer 2012 as director of basketball operations while working on her master’s. She aided with basketball player development both on and off the basketball court. She not only assisted with administrating the Governors Academics, conducting study halls both on the road and at home, but also directed the program's community involvement and marketing as well.
Last winter, she was named the recipient of the 2013 Dr. Leon Bibb Hall of Fame Scholarship, presented annually to a graduate student "with excellent integrity and character, desire to complete a graduate degree at APSU and a commitment to the success of the APSU Athletics program."
Wilson graduated cum laude from APSU with a bachelor's degree in business administration in August 2012 after being away from the college setting for several years.
A Bay Shore (N.Y.), native, Wilson was a prep track and cross-country star. She was two-time team most valuable track performer at Bay Shore High School and was cross-country MVP once as well. She captured the county 800-meter championship in 1992 and then finished sixth in the state meet. She also was a member of the sixth-place 4x400-meter relay team. Wilson also participated in statewide Empire State games in New York.
Her track exploits earned her a full scholarship at Virginia Commonwealth but stress fractures in both shins ended her track career.
After leaving college, Wilson not only worked on Wall Street but rose up the corporate ladder as well for 11 years, despite not owning a college degree, before coming to Clarksville in Fall 2009. She returned to school in Winter 2010, being a member of the Dean's List her last four semesters. She also was a member of the Alpha Beta Psi Honor Society, serving as treasurer in 2011-12.