Christi Williams joined the
Jackrabbit Athletic staff in 2005 as the ticket manager, before ascending to
the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Ticket Operations in 2007 and
before her current role as the associate athletic director for tickets and
marketing in 2012.
As an associate AD, Williams
oversees all aspects of ticket operations and marketing and promotions, and
serves as the sport supervisor for softball.
Throughout her years at
South Dakota State, Williams compiled comprehensive experience in all aspects
of game management, corporate sponsors, development and NCAA postseason events.
Before joining the
Jackrabbit staff full time, Williams served as a graduate assistant coach for
the SDSU women's basketball team from 2003-05 while pursing a master's degree
in sports pedagogy. During her time on the bench, the Jackrabbits advanced to
the Division II Elite Eight Tournament for the third straight season and began
the successful transition to Division I athletics.
Williams' college career
started at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she earned a
liberal arts degree in 2000. She then moved on to Wayne State College, where
worked as a student assistant coach with the women's basketball team before
earning a bachelor's degree in sport management and business in 2003.
A Newell, Iowa native, her
interests include college basketball, playing softball and golf, and visiting
family and friends.