Courtney Sanfelippo was named Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development after serving as Director of Student-Athlete Development at Stony Brook since July of 2005.
Hired as an academic advisor in September of 2003, Sanfelippo assumed the role of Interim Director of Student-Athlete Development in June of 2004. Since that time, she has been responsible for the development, assessment and implementation of all academic advising, personal and career services as they relate to institutional and NCAA requirements. She has direct oversight for all academic affairs regarding the men's basketball, women's basketball, football and softball teams while providing student-athletes, coaches and athletics administration with detailed academic progress reports. She also assisted in the development of a comprehensive program to evaluate continuing eligibility.
Throughout the year, she helped identify and nominate student-athletes for university, conference, NCAA and national awards. Her efforts have produced outstanding results as the 2007-08 academic year saw Stony Brook's student-athletes compile an overall grade-point average of 3.06, which is a department best since Stony Brook joined the America East in 2001.
In the fall of 2006, Sanfelippo began oversight the new Goldstein Family Student-Athlete Development Center which accommodates over 400 student-athletes in a space that has a state-of-the-art computer lab, a 100 seat study hall, a career resource/library area and three private tutor rooms.
Sanfelippo is also a presenter for the NCAA/N4A partnership. In this role she speaks to universities and conferences regarding Academic Performance Rates.
Prior to Stony Brook she spent three years at her alma mater, Seton Hall University. While completing her master's degree, Sanfelippo served as a graduate assistant in Academic Support Services. In this role, she coordinated study hall for student-athletes, tutored in several areas including biology, chemistry, math and physics and facilitated the Pen Pal Project, a service that connects athletes with area youth.
Sanfelippo then became the Assistant Director for Academic Support where she provided academic and career advisement for over 60 student-athletes, served as a co-advisor for the Student-Athlete Mentor program and designed Life Skills workshops, while continuing to tutor in various subjects.
During her time at Seton Hall, Sanfelippo taught several courses as an adjunct professor in the mathematics department, adjunct faculty member in the College of Education and Human Services and mentor and instructor for Freshman Studies. She served as the Chair of Student Workshops and the Chair of Social Activities at new student orientation in 2002 and 2003, respectively, while also participating on the physical therapy/athletic training advisory committee.
A native of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Sanfelippo earned her B.S. in biology, magna cum laude, in 2000, and her master's of secondary education, summa cum laude, in 2002.
Sanfelippo resides in Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.