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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.

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at SMU
Dallas, Texas
7:00 PM
02/27/17
The Dickson
The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands Country Club)
All Day
02/27/17
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San Jose, Cabo, Mexico (Querencia Golf Club)
All Day
02/27/17
at Colin Montgomerie Invitational
Spring, Texas (Cypresswood GC)
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02/28/17
UT Rio Grande Valley
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6:30 PM
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02/28/17
at Colin Montgomerie Invitational
Spring, Texas (Cypresswood GC)
All Day
02/28/17
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San Jose, Cabo, Mexico (Querencia Golf Club)
All Day
02/28/17
The Dickson
The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands Country Club)
All Day
03/01/17
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College Station, Texas
6:30 PM
03/02/17
Cincinnati
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Cincinnati, Ohio
6:00 PM
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03/02/17
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Indianapolis, Ind.
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vs American Championship First Round
Hartford, Conn.
TBA
03/03/17
Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Fullerton
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
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03/03/17
Princeton
Princeton
Cougar Softball Stadium
4:30 PM
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03/03/17
Sam Houston State
Sam Houston State
Cougar Softball Stadium
7:00 PM
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03/03/17
Kansas State
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Manhattan, Kan.
1:00 PM
03/03/17
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Indianapolis, Ind.
All Day
vs American Championship Quarterfinals
Hartford, Conn.
TBA
03/04/17
Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Fullerton
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6:30 PM
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03/04/17
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Cougar Softball Stadium
4:30 PM
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03/04/17
ULM
ULM
Cougar Softball Stadium
7:00 PM
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03/04/17
Nebraska
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Lincoln, Neb.
11:00 AM
03/04/17
Illinois State
vs Illinois State
Lincoln, Neb.
4:00 PM
03/05/17
East Carolina
East Carolina
Hofheinz Pavilion
3:00 PM
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vs American Championship Semifinals
Hartford, Conn.
TBA
03/05/17
Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Fullerton
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1:00 PM
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03/05/17
Sam Houston State
Sam Houston State
Cougar Softball Stadium
12:00 PM
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Hartford, Conn.
TBA
03/06/17
vs Day 1
Columbia, Mo.
All Day
03/07/17
Georgetown
Georgetown
Cougar Softball Stadium
5:30 PM
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03/07/17
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Columbia, Mo.
All Day
03/08/17
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6:30 PM
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03/08/17
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Columbia, Mo.
All Day
03/09/17
vs TBD
Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
TBA
03/10/17
vs TBD
Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
TBA
03/10/17
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Waco, Texas
6:35 PM
03/10/17
Prairie View A&M
Prairie View A&M
Cougar Softball Stadium
4:00 PM
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03/10/17
Prairie View A&M
Prairie View A&M
Cougar Softball Stadium
6:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
03/10/17
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East Hartford, Conn.
11:30 AM
03/10/17
vs Border Olympics
Laredo, Texas (Laredo Country Club)
All Day
03/10/17
vs NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas
All Day
03/10/17
vs MountainView Collegiate
Tucson, Ariz. (MountainView Golf Club)
All Day
03/11/17
vs TBD
Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
TBA
03/11/17
Baylor
at Baylor
Waco, Texas
3:05 PM
03/11/17
Texas Southern
Texas Southern
Cougar Softball Stadium
2:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
03/11/17
vs MountainView Collegiate
Tucson, Ariz. (MountainView Golf Club)
All Day
03/11/17
vs NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas
All Day
03/11/17
vs Border Olympics
Laredo, Texas (Laredo Country Club)
All Day
03/12/17
vs TBD
Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
TBA
03/12/17
Baylor
at Baylor
Waco, Texas
1:05 PM
03/12/17
vs MountainView Collegiate
Tucson, Ariz. (MountainView Golf Club)
All Day
03/14/17
vs TBD
Dayton Ohio
TBA
03/14/17
McNeese State
McNeese State
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
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03/14/17
Bowling Green
Bowling Green
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
1:00 PM
03/15/17
vs TBD
Dayton, Ohio
TBA
03/15/17
vs Day 1
Indianapolis, Ind.
All Day
03/16/17
vs TBD
TBA
TBA
03/16/17
Cougar Spring Break Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
03/16/17
vs Day 2
Indianapolis, Ind.
All Day
03/17/17
vs TBD
TBA
TBA
03/17/17
Alabama State
Alabama State
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6:30 PM
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03/17/17
vs Day 3
Indianapolis, Ind.
All Day
03/17/17
vs Clover Cup
Mesa, Ariz. (Longbow Golf Club)
All Day
03/18/17
Memphis
Memphis
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
12:00 PM
03/18/17
vs Clover Cup
Mesa, Ariz. (Longbow Golf Club)
All Day
03/18/17
vs Day 4
Indianapolis, Ind.
All Day
03/19/17
vs Valspar Intercollegiate
Palm City, Fla. (Floridian Golf Club)
All Day
03/19/17
at Clover Cup
Mesa, Ariz. (Longbow Golf Club)
All Day
03/20/17
vs Valspar Intercollegiate
Palm City, Fla. (Floridian Golf Club)
All Day
03/21/17
vs Valspar Intercollegiate
Palm City, Fla. (Floridian Golf Club)
All Day
03/23/17
Utah
at Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
2:30 PM
03/24/17
Victor Lopez Classic
at Victor Lopez Classic
Houston, Texas (Rice)
All Day
03/25/17
BYU
at BYU
Provo, Utah
1:00 PM
03/25/17
Victor Lopez Classic
vs Victor Lopez Classic
Houston, Texas (Rice)
All Day
03/26/17
at The Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate
Awendaw, S.C. (Bulls Bay Golf Club)
All Day
03/29/17
Texas Relays
at Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
03/30/17
Texas Relays
at Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
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
at Clemson Invitational
Sunset, S.C. (The Reserve at Lake Keowee)
All Day
04/01/17
Texas Relays
at Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
04/02/17
Lamar
Lamar
Houston Country Club
1:00 PM
04/08/17
SMU
SMU
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
1:00 PM
04/08/17
Houston Alumni Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
04/13/17
vs Day 1
Mesa, Ariz.
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

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