“I enjoyed hearing how all of their different situations still had similar trends.They all worked hard to get where they are and they all had passion and a strong work ethic.They did not always know exactly what they wanted, but they had ideas and searched until something fit them.”

- Meredith Jeppson

“The presenters were very inspirational and relatable.  They gave a unique perspective of competition and what it takes, passion, work ethic, and time.  To love what you do is incredibly important.” 

- Justine Cota

Panel Session

Career Opportunities for Women in Sport:

4 Perspectives

Brooke Cushman

Athletic Director

Lewis-Clark State College

About Brooke:

Brooke Cushman is in her sixth year as the associate athletic director and ninth year overall at Lewis-Clark State College. The Lewiston native, who was the assistant athletic director from 2006-2009, also serves as the tournament director of the Avista-NAIA World Series, a position she’s held since 2011.

Cushman plays an instrumental role in fundraising, operations, and event management at LCSC. She has served as the director of the Warrior Athletic Association since 2009.

A former student-athlete, Cushman played basketball at LCSC from 1997-2001 and helped the team qualify for the NAIA National Tournament all four years. During her senior year, the Warriors advanced to the final four, the best finish in program history.

Cushman graduated from Lewis-Clark State College in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and went on to obtain a master’s degree in athletic administration from Gonzaga University in in 2007. She and her son, Parker, reside in Lewiston.


-Bio and Photo courtesy of LCSC Athletics