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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.

01/20/17
at Arkansas / Vanderbilt / Clemson diving Day 1
Clemson, SC
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01/20/17
at Arkansas / Vanderbilt Day 1
Nashville, Tenn.
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01/21/17
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SMU
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01/21/17
UT Arlington
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Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
10:00 AM
01/21/17
Prairie View A&M
Prairie View A&M
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
3:00 PM
01/21/17
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01/21/17
at Arkansas / Vanderbilt Day 2
Nashville, Tenn.
TBA
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Clemson, SC
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Hofheinz Pavilion
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Memphis, Tenn.
7:00 PM
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Baton Rouge, La.
TBA
01/27/17
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Baton Rouge, La.
TBA
01/27/17
Houston Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
01/27/17
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Baton Rouge, La.
TBA
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Temple
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Hofheinz Pavilion
9:00 PM
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11:00 AM
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Houston Invitational
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Rice
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Baton Rouge, La.
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LSU
at LSU
Baton Rouge, La.
TBA
01/28/17
Tulane
vs Tulane
Baton Rouge, La.
TBA
01/29/17
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Tulane
Hofheinz Pavilion
7:00 PM
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UCF
UCF
Hofheinz Pavilion
6:00 PM
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02/03/17
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College Station, Texas
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East Carolina
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Greenville, N.C.
3:30 PM
02/04/17
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
1:00 PM
02/04/17
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at Aggie Invitational
College Station, Texas
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at Tulane
New Orleans, La.
7:00 PM
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UCF
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Orlando, Fla.
6:00 PM
02/10/17
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Cougar Softball Stadium
4:30 PM
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02/10/17
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Cougar Softball Stadium
7:00 PM
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02/10/17
Howie Ryan Invitational
Houston, Texas
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02/10/17
Don Kirby Invitational
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Albuquerque, N.M.
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02/10/17
Tyson Invitational
at Tyson Invitational
Fayetteville, Ark.
All Day
02/11/17
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at Tulsa
Tulsa, Okla.
5:00 PM
Audio
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Hofheinz Pavilion
2:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
02/11/17
Fan Appreciation Day & Alumni Game
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
12:00 PM
02/11/17
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Boston College
Cougar Softball Stadium
4:30 PM
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02/11/17
Wichita State
Wichita State
Cougar Softball Stadium
7:00 PM
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02/11/17
UTEP
at UTEP
El Paso, Texas
12:00 PM
02/11/17
Don Kirby Invitational
at Don Kirby Invitational
Albuquerque, N.M.
All Day
02/12/17
Wright State
Wright State
Cougar Softball Stadium
12:30 PM
GameTracker Video
02/12/17
New Mexico State
at New Mexico State
Las Cruces, N.M.
11:00 AM
Tulsa
at Tulsa
Tulsa, Okla.
7:00 PM
02/15/17
Houston Baptist
Houston Baptist
Cougar Softball Stadium
5:30 PM
GameTracker Video
02/17/17
Wake Forest
Wake Forest
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
Video Tickets
02/17/17
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Cougar Softball Stadium
4:30 PM
GameTracker Video
02/17/17
Ole Miss
Ole Miss
Cougar Softball Stadium
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video
02/17/17
Tulane
at Tulane
New Orleans, La.
1:00 PM
02/17/17
All-American Intercollegiate
Humble, Texas (Golf Club of Houston)
All Day
02/18/17
SMU
SMU
Hofheinz Pavilion
5:00 PM
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02/18/17
Nicholls State
Nicholls State
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
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02/18/17
Oklahoma Striking Out Breast Cancer
Oklahoma Striking Out Breast Cancer
Cougar Softball Stadium
4:30 PM
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02/18/17
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Cougar Softball Stadium
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video
02/18/17
All-American Intercollegiate
Humble, Texas (Golf Club of Houston)
All Day
02/19/17
Wake Forest
Wake Forest
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
1:00 PM
Video Tickets
02/19/17
LSU
at LSU
Baton Rouge, La.
11:00 AM
02/19/17
vs Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship
New Orleans, La. (English Turn Country Club)
All Day
02/19/17
All-American Intercollegiate
Humble, Texas (Golf Club of Houston)
All Day
02/20/17
at Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship
New Orleans, La. (English Turn Country Club)
All Day
USF
USF
Hofheinz Pavilion
7:00 PM
GameTracker Tickets
02/21/17
Houston Baptist
Houston Baptist
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
Video
02/21/17
at Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship
New Orleans, La. (English Turn Country Club)
All Day
02/22/17
UConn
UConn
Hofheinz Pavilion
8:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
02/24/17
Missouri
vs Missouri
Corpus Christi, Texas (Whataburger Field)
2:00 PM
02/24/17
Washington
at Washington
Seattle, Wash.
3:00 PM
East Carolina
East Carolina
Hofheinz Pavilion
2:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
02/25/17
Illinois
vs Illinois
Corpus Christi, Texas (Whataburger Field)
11:00 AM
02/26/17
Memphis
at Memphis
Memphis, Tenn.
4:00 PM
Audio
02/26/17
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
vs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, Texas (Whataburger Field)
3:00 PM
02/26/17
Oregon
at Oregon
Eugene, Ore.
11:00 AM
02/26/17
vs Querencia Cabo Collegiate
San Jose, Cabo, Mexico (Querencia Golf Club)
All Day
02/27/17
The Dickson
The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands Country Club)
All Day
02/27/17
vs Querencia Cabo Collegiate
San Jose, Cabo, Mexico (Querencia Golf Club)
All Day
02/28/17
UT Rio Grande Valley
UT Rio Grande Valley
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
Video Tickets
02/28/17
vs Querencia Cabo Collegiate
San Jose, Cabo, Mexico (Querencia Golf Club)
TBA
02/28/17
The Dickson
The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands Country Club)
All Day
03/02/17
Cincinnati
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Cincinnati, Ohio
6:00 PM
Audio
03/03/17
Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Fullerton
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
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03/10/17
vs Border Olympics
Laredo, Texas (Laredo Country Club)
All Day
03/10/17
vs MountainView Collegiate
Tucson, Ariz. (MountainView Golf Club)
All Day
03/11/17
vs MountainView Collegiate
Tucson, Ariz. (MountainView Golf Club)
All Day
03/11/17
vs Border Olympics
Laredo, Texas (Laredo Country Club)
All Day
03/12/17
vs MountainView Collegiate
Tucson, Ariz. (MountainView Golf Club)
All Day
03/17/17
vs Clover Cup
Mesa, Ariz. (Longbow Golf Club)
All Day
03/18/17
vs Clover Cup
Mesa, Ariz. (Longbow Golf Club)
All Day
03/19/17
vs Valspar Intercollegiate
Palm City, Fla. (Floridian Golf Club)
All Day
03/20/17
vs Valspar Intercollegiate
Palm City, Fla. (Floridian Golf Club)
All Day

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