Angel Shamblin enters his second season as assistant director for the Academic Center for Excellence. In that role, she works primarily with the men's basketball team.
She assists in academic counseling and working with the student-athletes and staff on daily academic concerns, such as tutoring, mentoring and monitoring academic progress.
In 2011-12, four men's basketball student-athletes were named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for posting a cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher.
Shamblin is no stranger to the Houston Athletics Department. As a four-year letterwinner in softball, she was a three-time Conference USA Pitcher of the Year honoree and finished her senior season in 2008 as an NFCA All-America Second-Team member.
In 2008, the righthander led the Cougars to 54 wins, the Conference USA regular-season and tournament championships, the NCAA Houston Regional title and a berth in the NCAA Houston Super Regional championship game.
The Davie, Fla, native continues to hold the school's single-season and career records in ERA, wins, innings pitched, strikeouts, shutouts and complete games.
Following her collegiate playing days, she competed professionally in the National Pro Fastpitch League and overseas. She received her bachelor's degree in health promotions from Houston in 2008 and is studying for her master's degree in student affairs at UH-Victoria.
She is single and lives in Houston.