- Associated Press - Monday, February 3, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - University of Arkansas assistant athletic director Bev Lewis has announced she will retire after more than three decades as a coach and administrator at the university.

Lewis, who was the women’s athletic director for 19 years before the department merged with the men’s program in 2007, will step down on June 30.

Since the merger she has served as the coordinator of a five-member administrator group that provides support for each of Arkansas’ 19 sports. She’s also overseen the school’s track and golf programs, as well as gymnastics, softball and volleyball.

Prior to assuming the duties of athletic director, Lewis coached the women’s cross country and track teams - finishing with six top 20 national finishes. She also coached Team USA at the 1990 World Junior Cross Country Championships.