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Handling Anxiety as a College Athlete

My StoryAnxiety is something that I used to think was not real, or not important. Or, something that if it was real, it could never happen to me and just isn’t a big deal. I now realize I was wrong and naïve for having this viewpoint.  According to Athletes for Hope, 33% of college students

October 27, 2021 Brendan Duffy

How to handle ADHD as an Athlete

ADHD is more common in elite athletes than we may realize. Children with ADHD are drawn to sports because of the positive reinforcement and attention and focus that sports require. Children with ADHD are often encouraged to join sports to help manage their symptoms too. Athletic activities are known to increase neurotransmitters in the brain,

October 26, 2021

Handling Depression as a Student-Athlete

As a student-athlete, so much of your life is spent on the go that you seldom have the time to focus on your mental health. It’s incredibly easy to get into a cycle of managing responsibilities and maintaining a schedule that you’ll find yourself in a mental health downslide before you know it. I know

October 25, 2021

Breast Cancer and College Athletes

Breast cancer is one of the silent killers. 1 in every 8 women will develop some form of invasive breast cancer. This means over 12% of females will develop breast cancer. Over the years, the number of cases of breast cancer have remained stagnant, but the death rate has decreased around 1 percent a year.

October 21, 2021

MEASURING SLEEP WITH WHOOP™

Columbia University’s Women’s Tennis Head Coach’s three favorite letters are GTS. Go To Sleep! When I was a student athlete, sleep was underrated. Nobody was talking about sleep, nutrition, recovery, mental health… These are all issues that have only come up in the last few years, but have made a huge impact in the life

October 18, 2021

4 Tips to Being an Injury-Free Runner

Injuries are an inevitable part of being an athlete, but they seem surprisingly common in running – a non-contact sport. After 8 years of competitive running, here are my top 4 tips for staying injury-free based on what I have learned from doctors, PT’s, coaches, and other runners. Gradual increase in mileage This helps to

October 11, 2021

How the NCAA Can Address Mental Health

College athletes are not immune to mental health issues, but due to their busy schedules and the image they’re expected to upkeep, college athletes tend to seek help less often than the rest of the student body. A study published in the Sport Journal found almost 30% of college athletes to be dealing with depression,

October 7, 2021

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