Angel Shamblin enters her fifth season as an assistant director for the Academic Center for Excellence. In that role, she works primarily with the women's basketball team, and she's been Chasing Greatness with the Cougars since 2014.
Shamblin assists in academic counseling and working with women's basketball student-athletes and staff on daily academic concerns, such as tutoring, mentoring and monitoring academic progress.
In 2011-12, with Shamblin as a vital member of the team, four UH 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 University of Houston Athletics Department. As a four-year letterwinner in softball, she was a three-time Conference USA Pitcher of the Year and finished her senior season in 2008 as an NFCA Second Team All-American selection.
In 2008, the righthander led the Cougars to 54 wins, the Conference USA regular season and tournament championships, the NCAA Championship 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, Shamblin competed professionally in the National Pro Fastpitch League and also pitched overseas. She received her bachelor's degree in health promotions from the University of Houston in 2008 and is studying for her master's degree in student affairs at UH-Victoria.
Shamblin is single and lives in Houston.