Ashleigh Gunning Alcorn, a member of the Coastal Carolina University Athletic Hall of Fame, has returned to her alma mater and will serve as director of major gifts for the University's Chanticleer Athletic Foundation (CAF).
She previously served as a development officer with the Tiger Athletic Foundation at Louisiana State University and as the assistant director of the annual fund for the Texas Tech University Athletic Department.
Alcorn was inducted into CCU's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013. A standout with the women's soccer program, she was named the Big South Conference Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008. In just three seasons of play, Alcorn finished her CCU career ranked third in both total points (84) and goals (36). A two-time Academic All-American and three-time all-conference performer, she set the single-season school record for points with 39 in 2007. Alcorn also played five years of professional soccer in the United States, Sweden, Norway and Australia.
Alcorn's background also includes serving as a consultant for Huddle Up, a global leadership program that focuses on preventing all forms of men's violence against women; and as an account executive and regional director of sales for Wecando Print in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
A native of Baton Rouge, La., Alcorn earned a bachelor's degree in communication from CCU in 2008 and a master's degree in sports leadership from Northeastern University. She is pursuing a doctorate in sports leadership and higher education from Northeastern.
Her husband, Jeremy Alcorn, is CCU's assistant men's golf coach.