Alana Butler has been an academic counselor at the University of Connecticut since July 2006. Her primary responsibilities include working with Baseball, Field Hockey, Men's Ice Hockey, and Softball. She additionally serves as the social media coordinator for CPIA, oversees the Connecticut LGBT Athlete/ally Safe Space, and is the curriculum coordinator and a course instructor for UNIV 1800 & 1820 courses. Alana is responsible for the oversight of GradesFirst and served as the tutor coordinator from 2006-2016.
She is also an active member of both the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A).
Prior to Connecticut, Alana worked as a collegiate field hockey coach for four years and earned her graduate degree in athletic counseling from Springfield College in 2005.
A native of Massachusetts, Butler completed her bachelor's degree at the University of Connecticut, and was a four-year letter winner in field hockey celebrating two NCAA Championship quarterfinals appearances, two NCAA semifinals appearances, and four BIG EAST Championships from 1997-2001.
Alana currently resides in Mansfield, Conn. with her wife, Moe, their daughter, Calynn, and grandfather, Jim.