CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa –
The American Rivers Conference (A-R-C) is proud to announce the addition of Ali Wilson
to the conference office staff as its Sports Administration Assistant. Wilson assumed her position July 5, 2022.
Wilson is a 2021 graduate of Lakeland University where she earned her bachelor's degree in sport management and leadership. She went on to earn her master’s degree at Lakeland in leadership and organizational development. While at Lakeland, Wilson was a four-year member of the women’s golf program, picking up individual conference medalist honors in 2019 and leading the Muskies to a conference championship in 2021. Wilson was named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2021. Additionally, Wilson was a 2021 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee.
“We are very excited for Ali to join our staff,” said Dan Hammes, Commissioner of the A-R-C. “Ali's talents, highlighted through her exemplary academic and athletic record, will be extremely beneficial to our member institutions as we work to further the A-R-C mission.”
As the A-R-C’s Sports Administration Assistant, Wilson will be actively involved in all aspects of the conference operation and administration, including public information, championships, compliance, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). She will also work closely with the A-R-C’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and assist with additional conference-wide programming. Wilson will also play an instrumental role in the administration of the 2023 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship, held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
“I would like to thank Dan Hammes and the entire search committee for giving me this opportunity to join the American Rivers Conference,” said Wilson. “I am excited to bring my passion for Division III athletics to a conference with such great history and success.”
Wilson previously served as an assistant coach for the women’s golf team at Mount Mercy University, in addition to working at the Cedar Rapids Country Club as an assistant golf professional. Prior to Mount Mercy, she served as the assistant sports information Director at Lincoln Christian University.