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Sports Law Advisory Board Member: Erika Cheung

Erika Cheung is the Senior Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator for Appalachian State Athletics. In her role, she oversees many areas of the athletic department relating to student athlete success and cross campus relations with Title IX, DEI, Academics, Student Conduct and others. She is also the sports supervisor for Women’s Basketball, Volleyball, and Cross Country/Track and Field. She is also the Sun Belt conference administrator for Baseball. As sports supervisor she works closely with the coaches on planning their seasons, and is alongside the athletes to support them with whatever they need. She currently resides in Boone with her dog, Bella.

Cheung comes to App from the University of Louisiana, Monroe, where she served as the Assistant Athletic Director of NCAA Compliance and Senior Woman Administrator for ULM Athletics. She oversaw all of compliance, student-athlete development, SAAC, and was sports supervisor over Beach Volleyball, Indoor Volleyball, Tennis, Softball and Women’s Golf. In her role, she worked to ensure the compliance with all NCAA bylaws and waivers, ran the student-athlete advisory committee, and worked towards building a program of student-athlete development to focus on life-skills and post-graduate work for the athletes.

Prior to her arrival at ULM, Cheung was the Associate Director of NCAA Compliance at Tulane University in New Orleans. There she was tasked with administering all parts of compliance related to recruiting and playing and practice seasons, as well as helping with SAAC, student-athlete eligibility, and rules education. During her tenure at Tulane, she was also one of the Area Directors for Special Olympics New Orleans. In that role she coached Special Olympics softball in Jefferson Parish, hosted the Tulane/LSU Rivalry Basketball Game, started the Special Olympics club at Tulane that created Unified Leagues for basketball, football, swimming, tennis, and track in Orleans Parish, and started the Annual Special Olympics Prom. She also worked with the state governing board on expanding the program in New Orleans, and helped plan events and sports teams within the program.

Cheung is a graduate of Tulane Law School, where she earned her Sports Law Certificate, after graduating from the University of Texas with her Bachelors in Political Communication and a Business Foundations Certificate. While in law school, Cheung was an active member of the Tulane Sports Law Society. She chaired the 10th and 11th Annual Tulane Baseball Arbitration Competition, founded the Women in Sports Law Symposium, and held positions within the Board including Chief of Staff and Speaker Chair. Cheung also participated in the Sports Lawyers Association Conference, the Football Negotiation Competition, and the Basketball Negotiation Competition. Cheung was also the compliance intern for Tulane Athletics her 2 and 3L years prior to starting as the Associate Director of Compliance after graduation. Cheung is a former softball athlete and is originally from Mission Viejo, California.