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DI Rower and How Her World Stood Still Due to the Pandemic

As a Division 1 rower for the George Washington University, I can remember the day my rowing world stood still. On March 12, 2020, the NCAA canceled all spring championships, followed that afternoon by GW’s conference, the Atlantic 10, announcing our conference championship’s cancellation. My team huddled together that night, desperately searching for the words

January 7, 2021 Lauren Bennett

A Student-Athletes Concussion Story

My name is Stephanie O’Brien, and I attend Wesleyan University, where I play ice hockey; here is my concussion story. On January 10, 2020, I received a concussion that prohibited me from participating in the remainder of my season. In the first shift of the game, I got punched in the face and immediately felt

December 28, 2020

How do Transfer Athletes Find Their Place on Their New Team?

Being a transfer student is hard, no doubt about it, and being an athlete definitely adds another layer to the experience. How do you know if you will fit in with your new team? I got incredibly lucky with my experience, but I did have concerns. Would I find friends on a team that was

November 16, 2020

University of Virginia Lacrosse Player Transferring Advice During Covid Times

College sports and college recruiting have drastically changed since the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s Sammy Mueller’s story about how she is taking the opportunity to use her extra year of eligibility for an opportunity to continue her education. Sammy Mueller was a four-year starting midfielder for the University of Virginia women’s lacrosse team. Since the 2020

November 12, 2020

Northwestern University Director of Performance Nutrition Talks Performance Changes & Body Dissatisfaction

Katie Knappenberger is the Director of Performance Nutrition for Northwestern University Athletics. She is passionate about maximizing fuel for athletic performance and is responsible for team and staff education, meal planning, individual nutrition counseling, and food and supplement security. Her philosophy revolves around positive body image and the idea that at every meal, athletes should

November 9, 2020

The NCAA Student Athlete-Advisory Committee (SAAC) | “Incoming Freshman Take a Look”

Picture this. You are a freshman in college and are adjusting to your practices, school schedule, and social life. This could all be pretty demanding and frustrating at times. Yet alone, why would you even think of becoming involved with a new organization? Here is why, the people you meet through the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

November 5, 2020

FSU Football Player, Chaz Neal, talks Redshirting, Grades, and Social Media

Chaz Neal is an offensive lineman for Florida State University; he stands 6’7 and is 317 pounds. In 2018 he worked with Florida State University’s scout team while redshirting. In 2019 Chaz appeared in all 13 games, he worked hard to help Noles convert 46 of 47 PAT’s. Prior to FSU, Mr. Neal was a

October 26, 2020

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