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Academic Support & Access Center

Prospective Student-Athletes

Student-Athlete Support Program

Geleisa George '13, Women's Basketball, studying



The Student-Athlete Support Program, is a service of American University's Academic Support and Access Center in collaboration with the Department of Athletics.

The staff assists student-athletes as they work to reach their academic, athletic, personal, and social goals, while also promoting excellence, responsibility, and personal initiative. Connecting students to the rich resources and facilities at American University, the focus is on the development of the total person.

The Student-Athlete Support Program oversees the academic support and life skills programming for all AU student-athletes.

Academic Support

Academic support is offered to all student-athletes. Students can meet individually with an academic support counselor to refine academic skills, build a time management plan, and review current progress in courses.

Tutoring, study hall, progress reports, and registration are all elements of the Student-Athlete Support Program. 

American University expects students to perform well in the classroom, as well as in the athletic arena. Student-athletes are encouraged to meet with the staff at any time to pursue academic excellence. 

Life Skills

The transition to college can present students with a number of challenges in and out of the classroom. The Student-Athlete Support Program's Life Skills program is designed to support students' developing leadership, decision making, and professional skills. 

From communicating with professors, to searching for an internship and job, these skills can make a difference.

Visiting Campus?

If you will be on campus for a recruiting visit and would like to speak with a staff member of the Student-Athlete Support Program, please let the coach know when setting up your visit.

For More Information:

Student-Athlete Support Program
Bender Arena, Room 206
Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00 pm

Ashley Rozendaal
Program Director, Student-Athlete Academic & Life Skills Support, ASAC

Spencer Bonahoom
Academic & Life Skills Counselor for Student Athletes

Erin Saunders
Academic Support Counselor, Student-Athletes