STUDENT-Athlete SUPPORT SERVICES

academic support

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STRUCTURED STUDY HALL

Structured study hall provides all incoming student-athletes an opportunity to build good study habits and skills in order to transition from High School to college seamlessly.

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TUTORING

Student-Athlete Support Services offers academic support through course-specific tutoring to provide greater understanding and retention of course content among the student-athletes.

Go to ACADEMIC SKILL DEVELOPMENT

ACADEMIC SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Academic Skill Development provides 1-on-1 sessions where student-athletes will work with a Strategy Mentor to develop fundamental academic skills needed to be successful in college.

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DIRECTED STUDY TIME

Directed Study Time provides a structured and productive learning environment for students to complete their course work efficiently.

Student-Athlete Support Service's mission is to holistically develop student-athletes on their path to graduation, and prepare them to become productive members of a global society.

sass staff

Sara Ray

Director of Student-Athlete Support Services
Sara, a Windsor, Colorado native, was named Director of SASS in Summer 2014. Sara earned her B.A. and M.A. from University of Wyoming. Duties include Football, KEY CCS, Summer Internship Program

BECKY ORR

Asst. Director of Student-Athlete Support Services
Becky, a Muskegon, Michigan native, joined the SASS staff in 2010. Becky earned her B.S., M.A. and M.S. from Michigan State University. Duties include Women’s Basketball, Football, Human Resources

MARIE TYRRELL

Asst. Director of Student-Athlete Support Services
Marie, a Manistique, Michigan native, joined the SASS staff in 2014. Marie earned both her B.S. and M.S. from Michigan State University. Duties include Cross Country, Track & Field, Volleyball, Intern Supervisor, Rambition, Transfer Evaluations

Cheryl Walther

Learning Specialist
Cheryl, an Orlando, Florida native, joined the SASS staff in 2016. Cheryl earned her B.S. and M.Ed. from University of Florida. Duties include Learning Assistance Program and Resource for Disabled Students office Liaison.

JOYLYNN BENEFIEL

Academic Coordinator
Joy, a Fort Collins, Colorado native, joined the SASS staff in 2009. Joy earned her B.A. and M.A. from Colorado State University. Duties include Men’s Basketball, Women’s Tennis,Women’s Softball, Guest Coaches Program, Curriculum, Teaching and Research, and Graduate Students

Kerry Wright

Academic Coordinator
Kerry, a Dallas, Texas native, joined SASS in 2015. She earned her B.S. and M.B.A. from Xavier University. Duties include Men’s and Women’s Golf, Women’s Swimming and Diving, Women’s Soccer, Communications and Student-Athlete Development.

We focus on the conscious pursuit of personal and collective growth through the expansion of knowledge, experiences, awareness, and empowerment.

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