Honors Projects


Currently one in five adults are affected by mental illness. Student-athletes are a population that is under diagnosed for mental illness. In the world of college athletics, mental pain is as regular as physical pain. Coaches often push their athletes to suffer in silence for the betterment of the team. The NCAA has recognized the importance of mental health in college athletics, yet there is still much work to be done among universities across the country. This document is to serve as a resource and a guide on the effects of mental health among female student athletes and the best practices to handle the mental health of NCAA athletes.


Honors Program


Health Science

First Advisor

Dr. Laura Sanchez

First Advisor Department


Second Advisor

Dawn Hubbell-Staeble

Second Advisor Department

General Studies Writing

Publication Date

Winter 12-10-2017