It’s Not a Goodbye, It’s a See You Soon: Farewell Post

I have learned wonderful things throughout this journey. My main goal throughout this blog was to educate the audience on the human side of sports. A lot of the time, people don’t understand how much athletes actually go through outside of the sport because the audience only sees the physical performances. I also wanted viewersContinue reading “It’s Not a Goodbye, It’s a See You Soon: Farewell Post”

Sports for Change: Final Project with Diversity and Inclusion Advocate, Dr. Yannick Kluch.

Sports are more than just a game. Sports are a platform for change. There are many people who want to make a difference when it comes to how athletes are seen in the public eye. Athletes are human and sometimes they are not seen that way. Follow along to see how a diversity and inclusionContinue reading “Sports for Change: Final Project with Diversity and Inclusion Advocate, Dr. Yannick Kluch.”

The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Women of Color in Sports. Audio Profile with Renee Washington.

For this weeks post I got to interview Renee Washington, a 27 year old from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. She currently works as an anchor and reporter for Fox Sports and ESPN. She is also a former All-American soccer player at La Salle University. Renee Washington has been in the sports world for a veryContinue reading “The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Women of Color in Sports. Audio Profile with Renee Washington.”

Turn your passion into a profession. Cristin Kastner Farney, creator of Rowan Blog.

Are you familiar with Rowan Blog? If you’re not, read on to get a glimpse of what Rowan Blog has to offer. I was able to talk with the creator, Cristin Kastner Farney this past week. She is 41 years old and is a new resident of Glassboro, New Jersey. She originally grew up inContinue reading “Turn your passion into a profession. Cristin Kastner Farney, creator of Rowan Blog.”

There’s no place like home! Esby Gymnasium, home of the Rowan University Profs feels like a home to these student athletes.

On Wednesday, March 11, I went to Esby Gymnasium at Rowan University. Esby short for Esbjornson is the home of the women and men’s basketball team. Although both teams are in the off season, the women’s basketball team is coming off a remarkable year. Demetrius Poles first year head coach, a team with no seniorsContinue reading “There’s no place like home! Esby Gymnasium, home of the Rowan University Profs feels like a home to these student athletes.”

Q&A with a highly experienced Sports Psychologist: Dr. Cristina Fink

Dr. Cristina Fink, Sports Psychologist. Photo by Cristina Fink. Cristina Fink, PhD, is a highly experienced sport psychologist with over 25 years of experience in teaching, counseling and sport administration. Counseling clients include Olympic Medalists and World Champions as well as professional and national soccer teams. She was the Sport Psychologist for several teams inContinue reading “Q&A with a highly experienced Sports Psychologist: Dr. Cristina Fink”

The Mental Health Stigma in Sports

Mental health in sports has been a stigma since the beginning of time.  Athletes are told to be mentally tough and are seen as weak if they show any emotion.  Ten to fifteen percent of athletes experience psychological issues severe enough to warrant counseling.  Why does mental health matter?  A lot of the time athletesContinue reading “The Mental Health Stigma in Sports”

The Human Side of Sports

Hello everyone!  My name is Kayla Santiago and I am 19 years old.  I am a sophomore double majoring in Sports Communication and Media, and Journalism, with a minor in Psychology of Sport and Exercise. I grew up in a sports household.  The Phillies, Sixers and Eagles were always on the television and I wasContinue reading “The Human Side of Sports”

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