Pam Lowie begins her third year as the Northern Arizona University assistant athletics director for academics after serving in the role on an interim basis during the 2009-10 academic year. She is charged with overseeing the academics and progress towards graduation for the Northern Arizona student-athletes. She originally joined the NAU athletics staff as an academic coordinator in August, 2007. Lowie works with the men’s basketball, women’s golf, women’s swimming & diving, women’s soccer, and cross country and track and field teams.
Under her direction, the department recorded a cumulative grade point average of 3.15 among its more than 300 student-athletes at the completion of the 2011-12 acadmiec year, a record high, while 48 student-athletes participated in graduation ceremonies this spring. NAU's cumulative grade point average has increased over each of the last-four semesters.
Lowie's background is in the sport of lacrosse, as she was an All-American in the sport for the University of Connecticut and also coached at her alma mater as a graduate assistant for two years from 2004-2006. While coaching at UConn, Lowie got experience on the academics side as a tutor and monitor in the counseling program for athletics. She assisted the academic advisor in the areas of compliance, class scheduling, eligibility requirements and in the freshman year experience class. As an assistant coach, Lowie was involved with all facets of the program, but worked primarily with the attackers. Her duties also included a heavy responsibility in the area of recruiting.
For two seasons prior to returning to UConn to coach, Lowie worked as an assistant coach at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. In 2003, Bucknell qualified for the Patriot League Tournament for the first time ever on the heels of its first win in 13 years over Colgate. Lowie helped mentor the school's first ever Patriot League Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, along with a regional all-American and five all-conference picks.
One of the most decorated players in Husky history, Lowie was named a third team IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-American in 2002, also garnering First Team All-Big East recognition. She is the school's record holder in most seasonal and career offensive categories, including her benchmark of 173 career points. A four-year starter who led UConn in scoring for three of her four seasons in Storrs, Lowie is also UConn's career leader in goals (153) and shots (336). Lowie, a team captain in 2002, spent three years on the UConn Athletic Director's Honor Roll and was also thrice honored as a Big East Academic All-Star.
A native of Cortland, N.Y., Lowie graduated from UConn in 2002 with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and then earned her Master's Degree in Sport Management at UConn in 2006. Lowie recently received a Master of Administration Degree, with an emphasis in Leadership, from NAU in May 2012.