|Position:||University of Nebraska Athletics|
|Other Position:||Assistant Director of Life Skills|
|Alma Mater:||Ball State|
Sammi Cowger joined the Nebraska Athletic Department in January of 2018 as an Assistant Director of Life Skills & Enrichment and in September of 2018 she was promoted to the Director of PEO Programs in the Life Skills & Enrichment Department.
Cowger serves as the life skills counselor for baseball, football, rifle and volleyball providing them with career and life coaching. She works closely with campus partners including UNL Career Services, Graduate Studies and Education Abroad to coordinate the Post-Eligibility Opportunities Program, which provides student-athletes the opportunity to receive a $7,500 scholarship to use for an internship, study abroad experience, or graduate school. She leads the PEO Introductory Workshop and meets one-on-one with students to help determine the best way to utilize funding.
Additional responsibilities include advising the Nebraska Football Road Race Chapter, which is a recognized student organization that raises awareness and funds related to pediatric brain cancer. She is also responsible for the planning, facilitation, and marketing of N-volved, a leadership group focused around social climate and interpersonal skills.
Prior to coming to Nebraska, Cowger served as a student-athlete development graduate assistant at the University of Missouri in charge of coordinating community service, advising the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and supporting the career and personal development of student-athletes.
A native of Fenton, Mich., Cowger earned her bachelor’s degree in sport administration from Ball State University and was a member of the Cardinals' softball team. In addition to her time as a student-athlete at Ball State, she served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was a peer mentor for student-athletes. Cowger earned her master’s degree in school, educational and counseling psychology from the University of Missouri.