After graduating from Oral Roberts University with a bachelor's degree in biology and a minor in biochemistry, Whitney Cook has returned to ORU in March 2017 as the director of athletic academics.
Cook will help the Golden Eagles continue the trend of raising the department GPA, which was an all-time best 3.20 during the 2015-16 season. ORU has posted a department GPA of 3.00 or better in each of the last 16 years.
During her time as a student at ORU, Cook was a private tutor for primary, secondary and college students, and also worked as a tutor and student mentor in the Eli Center, working one-on-one with academically at risk student-athletes to improve their study skills, time management and student-professor communication.
From August 2013 to January 2014, Cook was the Director of Science and Pre-Med Tutoring at the Launch Academy in Tulsa.
Prior to her return to campus, Cook served as event coordinator and VAST intern at the Demand Project an also worked as a customer service manager at Wave Club Water Sports.