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April Mitchell
  April Mitchell

Director of Operations

1st Year

A former TU track star, April Mitchell (formerly April Montgomery) was named director of operations for athletics in July 2012.

Mitchell was appointed to her present position after spending one year as a Golden Hurricane an assistant track & field coach. Before that, she spent two years as a graduate assistant in the athletic operations department.

A 12-time letterwinner at Tulsa, Mitchell ran track for four years (2005-09) after red-shirting in the 2004-05 campaign. As a senior, she was named one of 12 Conference USA student-athletes to earn the Jim Castaneda Postgraduate Scholarship Award. Mitchell maintained a 3.96 grade point average throughout her undergraduate career at Tulsa.

In her senior season, Mitchell qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 400-meter hurdles. She earned all-conference honors in outdoor track for the 400m hurdles and the 4x4000-meter relay, while also earning all-league merits for the indoor 4x400m relay. Mitchell's best mark for the 400m hurdles was a time of 58.71 at the 2009 NCAA Regional meet.

Prior to beginning her collegiate career, Mitchell was a four-year letterwinner in track and three years in cross-country at Broken Arrow High School. She helped lead her high school to team state titles in track and runners-up in cross-country as a senior. Mitchell was the state champion in the 800-meters, 1,600m relay and 3,200m relay, while placing as the runner-up in the 300m hurdles in her senior season.

Mitchell was a double major at TU, earning her bachelor's degrees in 2009 in psychology and exercise sports science. She received a master's degree in Education in May 2011.