Maggie Werba: When Perfectionism Becomes Dangerous

In America, if you strive for perfection, you are seen as driven. As athletes, if you strive for perfection, you are seen as dedicated to your sport. As students, if you strive for perfection, you are seen as an intelligent, committed student. But when does perfectionism become dangerous? My whole life, I have been a…

5 Tips for Managing Stress as an Athlete

By Kaylen Buschhorn SLEEP Sleep is the most effective stress reliever we have. Lack of sleep is a key cause of stress. Try to get your 8 hours every night. MOVEMENT Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Now, this does not mean you need to go run a marathon or lift heavy weights….

Tyler Wilmer: Four Years of Recovering From An Eating Disorder

My name is Tyler Wilmer and this is a small piece of my four and a half year struggle with an eating disorder throughout high school. I’m now a healthy freshman at Roanoke College in Virginia, where I still compete in cross country and track. My story was first published on News Leader in May…

Top 10 Moments of Women in Sports in 2020

Kaylen Buschhorn takes us through a quick recap of some of the best moments from 2020 for women in sports! WNBA Orange: A Fashion Trend WNBA orange was the predominant sports fashion trend in 2020. Not only was it the best selling merchandise item in WNBA history, but the sweatshirt also became a popular pregame…

Pass the Mic: Lacrosse Players Tatiana Samuel & Marie McCool

An exclusive interview with Tatiana Samuel, current collegiate coach at The University of the Cumberlands and former lacrosse player from The University of Montevallo. Tatiana recently participated in a “Partner Pass the Mic” initiative with Marie McCool, a professional lacrosse player and Team USA member. Tatiana took over Marie’s Instagram for a day to share…

Sondra Parys & Kassie Kadera: Welcome to the Unspoken Arena

Welcome to The Unspoken Arena; a judgment free, open podcast for athletes, coaches and anyone desiring to converse, educate, inspire, and understand one another as we hear real stories around the unspoken topics in sport.  Hosted by yours truly, collegiate coaches Sondra Parys and Kassie Kadera. We are here to spread advocacy and discuss athletic pressures,…

Emily Dolloff-Holt: Redshirting My Senior Year

TW: topics of suicide and self-harm I have always struggled with my mental health. I grew up with anxiety and depression and as I got older, both got worse. In middle school, I was suicidal because of my depression. In high school, I felt extremely lonely because of my anxiety. Yet, throughout college, I have…

Miranda DiBiasio: Striding For Balance

My name is Miranda DiBiasio and I am a former collegiate athlete from George Washington University, where I earned both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Exercise Science. As a competitive runner for nearly eleven years, I have been through a lot. During my years of collegiate running, I struggled with disordered eating, amenorrhea, and…

Event Notice: December Calendar

Join us throughout the holiday season for various activities aimed at social connection and physical & mental wellness. Our programming sign ups are now open! Register for events and learn more about our offerings at the following link. We hope you have a happy and safe holiday. These events are now open to anyone in…

Audrey Denham: My Well-Being is More Important Than My Sport

The lesson I have learned through my career as an athlete is: my personal well-being should not be sacrificed, not even for the sport I love. Growing up, I never truly understood that my mental health could be sacrificed for my sport. For that matter, I didn’t really think about anything regarding mental health, likely…