Ariel V. Germain became the Assistant Athletics Director for Communications on July 8, 2013.
Germain joins the Cardinals after a one-year stint as the Assistant Director for Athletic Communications at Howard University. During her tenure, she was the primary contact for 17-of-the 19 sports, while launching a new athletics website and assisting on various marketing initiatives for the department of athletics.
Prior to relocating to the District of Columbia, she spent three years at North Carolina Central University. At NCCU, Germain served as the Assistant Sports Information Director for two years and a graduate assistant within the department for one season, she was the primary contact for volleyball, women’s basketball, softball and men’s and women’s tennis.
Germain joined the NCCU Sports Information Department following 11-month stint as the Academic Support Assistant and Compliance Intern at NCCU.
As a “double Eagle,” she completed graduate level course work in athletic administration.
In December 2006, Germain earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with an emphasis in journalism and a minor in English literature from North Carolina Central University.
While at NCCU, Germain was a member of the women’s volleyball team. From 2002-05, Germain was named to the 2002 All-Rookie Team, 2nd team All-Conference (2002-03), 1st team All-Conference (2004-05). As a setter, she led her team to two back-to-back Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships. Germain still holds the career setting record at NCCU with 4036 assists.
Aside from her athletic accomplishments, Germain served as president, secretary and student advisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC). Attended the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)/ SAAC Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., and received the NCAA Division II Degree Completion Scholarship for the fall 2006 semester. Germain was the sports editor for the university newspaper The Campus Echo in the final semester of her matriculation.
In the spring of 2006, she was a marketing intern with the formally known WLFL UPN 28/WRDC WB 22. Her duties included writing press releases, contacting event contributors and assisting with annual events. Germain helped to coordinate the “America’s Next Top Model” casting call in Fayetteville, N.C., UPN 28’s Most Soulful Gospel Sound hosted ‘Play’ of “Kid and Play,” WWE promotions and other network related events and promotions.
In the fall of 2005, Germain began coaching volleyball with the Jammers Volleyball Club (JVC) in Durham, N.C. Over three years with JVC, she was the head coach of the girl’s 15 and under team, girl’s 16 and under team, the assistant to the girl’s 17 and under team, and the setting coach.
Following her stint with JVC, Germain traveled to Greensboro, N.C., to become the assistant women’s volleyball coach for the Lady Aggies of North Carolina A&T State University. Aside from her coaching responsibilities, she implemented additional study hall requirements, developed a volleyball alumni club, and coordinated various community service projects.
In her spare time, Germain enjoys playing competitive volleyball, volunteering, tutoring and serving her community. She is a member of the Order of the Eastern Stars.
Germain is from Detroit, Mich. She is the daughter of Lio (deceased) and Brenda Germain and has a younger sister, Alexsys R. Pullen, who is also a collegiate volleyball student-athlete.