Academic Services


Cristi Allen

Academic Advisor

Cristi is the academic advisor for the program. She meets with the team once a semester to go over academic rules, policies and discusses registration and progress toward the degree. Cristi also meets with each student individually several times throughout the semester. She helps the student athletes getting into the classes that fit for them and ensures students are in compliance with NCAA rules relating to academics. Throughout the semester, she checks academic progress and calls the students in periodically to make sure they are receiving the support they need to be successful.



Teiana Jones

Senior Associate Athletics Director, Academic Services

Teiana was hired in August 2015. She oversees Academic Advising and the Matador Achievement Center (MAC) at CSUN. Teiana also meets with some student athletes and works as their mentor. She has traveled with the team and has been in charge of the study hall on the road





LaShandra Batiste

Learning Specialist 

LaShandra works as the learning specialist at CSUN. She works with the individual student athlete to provide them with thorough academic support. LaShandra helps the student athletes develop time management skills and suggests learning styles for the student athletes to succeed better academically.



Andrea Hernandez

Tutoring Coordinator 

Andrea works at the Matador Achievement Center and oversees the tutoring program. She helps student athletes set up tutoring appointment if needed and will make sure to find the right tutor for the subject needed.