Student-Athlete Mentoring Program

Published on May 27th, 2021

Together, the Women’s Sports Foundation and NBC Sports offer a mentoring program designed to help student-athletes translate the valuable skills they have acquired through participation in collegiate sports into successful careers.

The Student-Athlete Mentoring Program is an initiative designed to inspire and support collegiate female athletes as they explore potential career paths. Due to rigorous academic, training and competition schedules, student-athletes often have little time for internships and therefore lack job experience. The program, piloted in 2019 in partnership with NBC Sports, is aimed at helping student-athletes prepare to enter the workplace, and at providing valuable mentorship and tools that can lead to greater economic potential.

During the program cycle, student-athletes are engaged in events and webinars focused on career development, network-building, personal branding, communication and interviewing skills. NBC Sports employees are paired with each athlete, serving as one-to-one mentors, who share their professional experience, insights and advice on how to navigate the work environment.

Jacque Manno UCONN Women's Lacrosse photo cropped
Jacqueline Manno, 2019 Participant – University of Connecticut, Women’s Lacrosse

“I thought having a mentor in the field that I eventually want to work in was very helpful. She helped me network with different people and it was nice to have someone to go to for professional advice. She is a great example for who I eventually want to be, so it was really nice to have someone to look up to in a professional setting.”

2021 Participants

Isabel Anbar
SwimmingJames Madison University
Elizabeth BoeckmanSwimmingPrinceton University
Claire CarewSoccerCollege of the Holy Cross
Ariyah CopelandBasketballUniversity of Arizona
Jolie CreoLacrosseCollege of the Holy Cross
Taleah DixonBasketballLoyola University Maryland
Alexis FlorioGolfColumbia University
Megan Forbes
SoftballFairfield University
McClain HermesSwimmingLoyola University Maryland
Sorelle Ineza
BasketballHofstra University
Abby JonathanSoccerRutgers University
Kendall MurrayVolleyballUniversity of Michigan
Victoria NavarroSwimmingFordham University
Kayla RobertsonLacrosseHofstra University
Shaylah ScottGymnasticsUniversity of Illinois
Georgina SealRowingColumbia University
Genevieve (Gigi) SpeerSoftballFordham University
Taylor Stokes
SoccerAlabama A&M University
Moriah TerrySoftballNorth Carolina A&T State University
Abigail WingoSoftballSeton Hall University


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