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The Problem with “Voluntary” Workouts

On May 20, the NCAA gave the green light for athletes in all sports to start voluntary workouts beginning June 1. As a former Division 1 athlete, hearing the term “voluntary workout” always makes me laugh—plenty of athletes know that voluntary workouts are all but mandatory, because if you don’t put in the work when

June 11, 2020 Katie Lever, M.A.

Let’s Talk Ivy Crew

As a fast rower in your senior year of high school, you’re told the world is your oyster… but what if you’re allergic to shellfish? You want to go further. How about an Ivy League? Okay. The acceptance rate for Ivy League Universities in the United States is 6.78%, but that won’t slow you down

June 8, 2020

Yale Baseball Player Gives Great Advice to Those Who are Looking to Play at the Next Level

We sat down with Yale University Men’s Baseball player, Brian Ronai, who spoke about how he got on his current coach’s radar and how to prepare for college baseball mentally and physically. He also shared on how to adjust from being the best player on your high school team to being average on your college

June 1, 2020

How Title IX Fails Female Athletes

Last week, Old Dominion University discontinued its wrestling program, citing budget concerns moving forward. University of Cincinnati athletics director John Cunningham slashed men’s soccer as well, thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, stating, “there will be different sorts of cuts and pullbacks that schools are going to make, and it’s definitely possible that will include sports

May 4, 2020

Going Pro in Football, Women’s Basketball and Men’s Golf

Football According to the NCAA, as well as data from the NFL’s draft in 2018, only 1.6% of NCAA football players go on to play professionally. In their research, they found that, there were “256 draft picks in 2018, 255 of whom were former NCAA players. NCAA to Major Pro figure [was] calculated using [this]

February 17, 2020

A Student-Athlete’s Battle With Mental Health

“I experienced body-shaming from my coach; it made me feel like I was not good enough.” These are the words of Kristi, a Division I student-athlete who has been struggling with her mental health while competing at her ‘dream school’. She is not alone; about 22% of young adults aged 18-25 experience any form of

February 13, 2020

What Athletes Should Know About Post-Injury Depression

A study of 353 male college athletes from a variety of sports found 51% exhibited symptoms of depression after being injured and 12% became moderately to severely depressed, according to the New York Times. Self-evaluating can help athletes recognize signs and symptoms of struggling to cope with injuries.If you think you may need help, please

January 30, 2020