Cain promoted to Associate Athletic Director for Women's Athletics
FAYETTEVILLE — Julie Cain was promoted to Associate Athletic Director for Women’s Athletics the University of Arkansas Women’s Athletics Department announced recently. An Urbana, Ill., native, Cain begins her 14th year with Women’s Athletics and serves as the program’s director of sports medicine and special projects. Promoted to assistant athletic director in the spring of 1999, Cain becomes the fifth Associate AD. "It certainly is an honor to be recognized," said Cain. "I’ve enjoyed my time at Arkansas and my position here has allowed me many opportunities to do things outside of my primary area of expertise. I hope that my position continues to change and evolve as it has in recent years." Cain’s career with the Lady Razorbacks began in the summer of 1994 when she was hired as the Director of Sports Medicine for Women’s Athletics. She oversaw the renovation of a one-room training facility that served seven women’s sports expanding it to a multi-room complex serving the needs of 11 Lady Razorback teams. In 1999, Cain added the responsibility of overseeing most of the building and renovation programs for the Lady Razorbacks while still serving as the head athletic trainer. One of Cain’s first projects was the construction of a one-of-a-kind museum highlighting the accomplishments of the Women’s Athletics Department. She moved on to the renovation of Lady’Back Field, Arkansas’ soccer pitch, aiding in the construction of a new stadium and press box as well as updating the locker room facilities. Most recently, Cain oversaw the construction and completion of the 40,000 square foot Bev Lewis Center for Womenís Athletics. The Lewis Center is home to a 7,000 square foot weight room for women, a gymnastics practice area and coaches and administrators offices. Cain’s newest project is the construction of Lady’Back Yard, Arkansas’ new softball field. The field moves to a new location on campus with amenities such as locker rooms, training facilities, sky boxes and an indoor practice area included in the new facility. A 1985 graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in kinesiology, Cain went on to graduate school earning her master’s degree in sports administration in 1987 from Central Michigan University. Prior to Arkansas, Cain was an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Texas. While at Texas, Cain worked with several world-class and Olympic athletes as well as the 1988 volleyball, 1989 track and 1991 swimming and diving national championship teams.