Ali Grant, Nebraska's new Director of Softball Operations, was a four-year start for Michigan State from 2009-12.
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Grant Hired as Director of Softball Operations

By NU Athletic Communications

The Nebraska softball program has hired Ali Grant as its new Director of Operations, Head Coach Rhonda Revelle announced on Friday, July 21.

Grant, a former All-Big Ten player at Michigan State, brings vast experience to the Nebraska program. In addition to her familiarity with the Big Ten Conference and first-hand experience as a student-athlete, Grant possesses extensive full-time work experience in college athletics. Following her graduation from Michigan State in 2012, Grant served an intern in the Spartan compliance and ticket offices, while also spending the summer of 2015 as a sports management intern with IMG Academy.

Grant has spent the past three years working with Michigan State’s Varsity ‘S’ Club, which operates to further the mission of unifying past, present and future members of the Michigan State Athletics family.  Grant served as a graduate assistant with the Varsity ‘S’ Club from 2014 to 2016. She was hired full-time as the club’s director of operations after earning her master’s degree in sports administration in May of 2016.

In her role as Nebraska softball’s director of operations, Grant will be in charge of planning and coordinating all aspects of team travel, in addition to assisting with all administrative aspects of the Nebraska softball program. She will also serve as the team’s primary liaison with several areas within the Husker athletic department.

Grant’s experience as a former softball student-athlete and work experience within several areas of a collegiate athletic department made her an ideal fit at Nebraska, Revelle said.

“Nebraska softball is very fortunate that Ali has agreed to become our Director of Operations, and we are thrilled to have her join the Husker softball program and the Nebraska Athletics family,” Revelle said. “Ali is uniquely qualified for this position. She shares our passion of providing the best student-athlete experience in the country, and we know Ali will be a huge asset to our program.”

Grant was a distinguished student-athlete during her Michigan State career. She was a four-year starter for the Spartans, making 188 starts from 2009 to 2012. On the field, she was a third-team All-Big Ten selection as a junior in 2011. In the classroom, Grant was a three-time academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Originally from Lutz, Fla., Grant said she is excited to join a Nebraska program that has produced more academic All-Americans than any other softball program and ranks in the top 15 all-time in NCAA Tournament and Women’s College World Series appearances.

“I am so excited for this opportunity to join the Nebraska softball program,” Grant said. “Softball has been a passion of mine for a very long time, and I can’t wait to be able to bring that passion to work every day. I would like to thank Coach Revelle, her staff and the student-athletes for welcoming me into the Husker family.”

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