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Aimee Dunavant
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: New Mexico
Graduating Year: 2006
Major: B.S. Physical Education

Aimee Dunavant was hired as New Mexico's assistant swimming and diving coach in June 2013. She will serve as the Lobos' recruiting coordinator while handling almuni relations and community service. Dunavant brings with her eight years of coaching experience, the past five being at the Division I level.

She spent the past three years in the same position at the University of Northern Colorado. While with the Bears, she helped coach 11 All-Conference swimmers and one NCAA B-standard qualifier. Northern Colorado was also the recipient of numerous College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Academic All-American team awards.

Prior to her time with the Bears, Dunavant served in the same position with the Purple Aces of Evansville University in Evansville, Ind., from 2008-2010. While Dunavant was on staff, the Purple Aces had nine athletes named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference team and nine All-MVC Scholar Athletes. She assisted in recruiting and managed the team's travel, as well as other day-to-day office duties.

Dunavant was the head swim coach at the Kirtland Aquatic Club, in Albuquerque from 2006-2008, where she had 12 state qualifiers and handled the training schedule for swimmers ages 12 and higher.

"I am very excited for Aimee to join our program," said Kono. "She is a former Lobo and has been coaching at the Division I level for a while. She knows recruiting and how to win."

Dunavant competed for UNM from 2001-2005 and was a fifth year undergraduate assistant in 2006. As a Lobo student-athlete, she was a four-time All-Mountain West selection placing as high as fourth in the 200-yard butterfly in 2002 at the Mountain West Championships and fourth in the 200-yard fly at the 2005 MW Championships. She currently holds the sixth-fastest time in UNM history in the 100-yard butterfly. She earned the UNM Citizenship Award in 2006.

"Aimee is not afraid to work hard and I am sure that will get us to the next level," Kono added. "She is highly recommended from some of the best coaches in the nation. I am very thrilled to work with her."

Dunavant is a native of El Paso, Texas where she graduated from Coronado High School.
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