Podcast focuses on the student-athlete experience

Episode 8: The Student Athlete
Dr. Mike Ross, assistant professor in sport management
Sara Mathews, director of compliance
Rachel Johnson, sport management major

This is our final episode of the first season of “Let’s Talk About It.” It’s been a journey that we’re honored to have shared with you. In this episode, we’re looking at the unique experience of student-athletes. How do they deal with the pressure and publicity that comes along with the student-athlete experience? How do they foster both the athletic part of themselves but also everything about them that isn’t their sport? Here to break this down with us are:

  • Mike Ross, assistant professor in the Department of Sport Management and coordinator of the E-Learning program
  • Sarah Mathews, director of compliance for the WSU athletics department
  • Rachel Johnson, junior in sport management major and former WSU basketball player.

Stay tuned for Season 2 coming in August 2021.

About “Let’s Talk About It” — The mission of the FUSE ICT is to prepare and inspire students to achieve their true passion and purpose; while providing the tools, opportunities, and diverse programming options for them to grow. One of the most effective tools that we have to spark dialogue and unearth passion is dialogue. Our goal with “Let’s Talk About It” is to create a safe, comfortable and casual environment that will foster connection with diverse people in an effort to create meaning, ask questions and start honest conversations about the topics that matter most to college students today.