Lana Gidusko, an academic support coordinator in the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy, was honored at the UCF vs. USF football game last week for her positive impact on student athletes.
At the conclusion of each semester, Athletics asks student-athletes about their courses, advisors and professors who they would like to see as Campus Partner of the Game. Gidusko’s name was mentioned several times, and leaders in Athletics decided she was deserving of this honor. As a thank you of her dedication, Gidusko received a private tour of the Wayne Densch Center for Student-Athlete Leadership and sidelines access to pre-game activities. During the game, she was recognized on the field by Vice President and Director of Athletics Terry Mohajir, and Athletics’ Director of Academic Advising Tara Helton.
Gidusko has been with UCF for 18 years. In her role, she advises students majoring in kinesiology at the undergraduate and masters level. The major tends to attract student athletes because of the emphasis on human performance and sport science. Gidusko helps guide students to select the best track/program and courses to set them up for success in a wide array of careers in healthcare and research in physiology.
“It’s no surprise that our student athletes recognize Lana as having a positive impact on their academics,” said Jeffrey Stout, director of the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy. “Lana gives 100% to all our students to ensure their academic and professional success. She is very deserving of this recognition.”