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Maria Peden
Maria  Peden

Position:
Associate Athletics Director for Academic Services

Joined Houston:
September 1996


Maria Peden is the Associate Athletics Director for Academic Services. She joined the Academic Center for Excellence/Student-Athlete Services staff in September 1996.

Her responsibilities include coordinating all aspects of the Academic Center for Excellence for Student-Athletes including new student-athlete orientations, tutoring, and career/lifeskills events.

She also participates in recruiting visits and works with the coaching staff to ensure that all of UH's athletics teams reach out to the community. Each year, student-athletes participate in public speaking and volunteer activities at local elementary schools, hospitals, libraries and centers for the disabled.

Peden also coordinates the admissions process for all incoming student-athletes as well as housing requests and academic reports. She calculates and submits to the NCAA all Academic Progress Rates (APR) and graduation rate data. Peden's office nominates UH student-athletes for Conference USA and national awards and assists with the annual UH All-Sports Banquet and annual SAAC Holiday Dinner.

She serves as the principal academic advisor for men's golf but continues to work closely with the football and men's and women's basketball teams and has served as academic counselor for baseball, volleyball, softball and swimming and diving teams in previous years.

In 2007, Peden was selected to serve as the administrative liaison to the Athletics Advisory Committee and also serves on the UH Substance Abuse Prevention Committee and the UH Advisors' Coordinating Team.

She began work with student-athletes as a tutor at the University of North Carolina before returning to her hometown of Washington, D.C., where she was appointed the University Teaching Fellow at George Washington University and began work on her doctorate.

She came to UH in 1996 and worked as the lead counselor for the football team from 1997-99. Peden left to travel and live in Ireland but rejoined the student-athlete services staff in December 2000 when she was appointed the academic counselor for men's basketball.

Peden earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., in 1986, and a master's degree in sociology from the University of North Carolina.

She and her husband, Patrick, live in Houston.

03/30/17
Texas Relays
at Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
03/31/17
UCF
at UCF
Orlando, Fla.
5:30 PM
03/31/17
at Clemson Invitational
Sunset, S.C. (The Reserve at Lake Keowee)
All Day
03/31/17
Texas Relays
at Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
04/01/17
UCF
at UCF
Orlando, Fla.
5:30 PM
04/01/17
Lamar
Lamar
CARL LEWIS COMPLEX
2:00 PM
vs Texas State Tournament
San Marcos, Texas
TBA
04/01/17
at Clemson Invitational
Sunset, S.C. (The Reserve at Lake Keowee)
All Day
04/01/17
at 3M Augusta Invitational
Augusta, Ga. (Forest Hills Golf Club)
All Day
04/01/17
Texas Relays
at Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
04/02/17
UCF
at UCF
Orlando, Fla.
12:00 PM
04/02/17
Texas
at Texas
Austin, Texas
1:00 PM
04/02/17
Texas
at Texas
Austin, Texas
3:30 PM
04/02/17
Lamar
Lamar
Houston Country Club
1:00 PM
04/02/17
vs Clemson Invitational
Sunset, S.C. (The Reserve at Lake Keowee)
All Day
04/02/17
at 3M Augusta Invitational
Augusta, Ga. (Forest Hills Golf Club)
All Day
04/04/17
Rice
Rice
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
04/04/17
Lamar
Lamar
Cougar Softball Stadium
3:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
04/04/17
Lamar
Lamar
Cougar Softball Stadium
5:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
04/07/17
East Carolina
East Carolina
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
04/07/17
UConn
UConn
Cougar Softball Stadium
5:30 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
04/08/17
East Carolina
East Carolina
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
04/08/17
UConn
UConn
Cougar Softball Stadium
2:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
04/08/17
SMU
SMU
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
2:00 PM
F.A.S.T College Invitational
Houston, Texas
TBA
04/08/17
Houston Alumni Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
04/09/17
East Carolina
East Carolina
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
1:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
04/09/17
UConn
UConn
Cougar Softball Stadium
12:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
04/09/17
USF
USF
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
1:00 PM
04/11/17
Rice
at Rice
Houston, Texas (Reckling Park)
6:30 PM
GameTracker
04/11/17
Stephen F. Austin
at Stephen F. Austin
Nacogdoches, Texas
5:00 PM
04/12/17
Sam Houston State
Sam Houston State
CARL LEWIS COMPLEX
7:30 PM
04/13/17
Memphis
at Memphis
Memphis, Tenn.
6:30 PM
04/13/17
Tulsa
at Tulsa
Tulsa, Okla.
5:00 PM
04/13/17
Stephen F. Austin
Stephen F. Austin
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
2:00 PM
04/13/17
vs Day 1
Mesa, Ariz.
All Day
04/14/17
Memphis
at Memphis
Memphis, Tenn.
2:00 PM
04/14/17
Tulsa
at Tulsa
Tulsa, Okla.
5:00 PM
04/14/17
vs Day 2
Mesa, Ariz.
All Day
04/14/17
at Mt. SAC Relays
Walnut, Calif.
All Day
04/15/17
vs Day 3
Mesa, Ariz.
All Day
04/15/17
at Mt. SAC Relays
Walnut, Calif.
All Day
04/16/17
vs The American Championships
Palm Coast, Fla. (The Conservatory Course - Hammock Beach Golf &
All Day
04/17/17
vs The American Championships
Palm Coast, Fla. (The Conservatory Course - Hammock Beach Golf &
All Day
04/18/17
vs The American Championships
Palm Coast, Fla. (The Conservatory Course - Hammock Beach Golf &
All Day
04/19/17
vs American Championship First Round
Lake Nona, Fla.
TBA
04/20/17
vs American Championship Quarterfinals
Lake Nona, Fla.
TBA
04/21/17
vs American Championship Semifinals
Lake Nona, Fla.
TBA
04/22/17
vs American Championship Finals
Lake Nona, Fla.
TBA
04/22/17
J. Fred Duckett Twilight Invitational
vs J. Fred Duckett Twilight Invitational
Houston, Texas (Rice)
All Day
04/23/17
vs American Championships
Clearwater, Fla. (Innisbrook Golf Club)
All Day
04/24/17
vs American Championships
Clearwater, Fla. (Innisbrook Golf Club)
All Day
04/25/17
vs American Championships
Clearwater, Fla. (Innisbrook Golf Club)
All Day
04/27/17
Penn Relays
at Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
All Day
04/28/17
Penn Relays
at Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
All Day
04/28/17
Longhorn Invitational
at Longhorn Invitational
Austin, Texas
All Day
05/08/17
vs NCAA Regional
TBA
All Day
05/09/17
vs NCAA Regional
TBA
All Day
05/10/17
vs NCAA Regional
TBA
All Day
05/15/17
at NCAA Regional
TBD
All Day
05/16/17
at NCAA Regional
TBD
All Day
05/17/17
at NCAA Regional
TBD
All Day
05/19/17
vs NCAA Championships
Sugar Grove, Ill. (Rich Harvest Farms)
All Day
05/26/17
vs NCAA Championships
Sugar Grove, Ill. (Rich Harvest Farms)
All Day
05/27/17
vs NCAA Championships
Sugar Grove, Ill. (Rich Harvest Farms)
All Day
09/02/17
UTSA
at UTSA
San Antonio, Texas
TBA
Tickets
09/09/17
Arizona
at Arizona
Tucson, Ariz.
TBA
Tickets
09/16/17
Rice
Rice
TDECU Stadium
TBA
Tickets
09/23/17
Texas Tech
Texas Tech
TDECU Stadium
TBA
Tickets
09/30/17
Temple
at Temple
Philadelphia, Pa.
TBA
Tickets
10/07/17
SMU
SMU
TDECU Stadium
TBA
Tickets
10/14/17
Tulsa
at Tulsa
Tulsa, Okla.
TBA
Tickets
10/19/17
Memphis
Memphis
TDECU Stadium
TBA
Tickets
10/28/17
East Carolina
East Carolina
TDECU Stadium
TBA
Tickets
10/28/17
SMU
at SMU
Dallas, Texas
6:00 PM
11/04/17
USF
at USF
Tampa, Fla.
TBA
Tickets

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