Female NCAA Athlete Mental Health During Season

By Emma Dickson

Faculty Mentor: Hanaria Qualls


I hope to examine four women’s sports teams at UMW throughout their seasons and gauge their mental health. This will be impersonal enough that each person feels comfortable responding honestly. Research will take place in the course of two surveys. One survey will gauge current mental health before the season and ask about grades, season expectations, and personal thoughts on mental health. The second survey will take place around the halfway mark of the seasons and will evaluate any changes. It will look at this in terms of classes, workload, injury, lifting, practice, and games to see which factors help or hurt mental health. Finally, these survey results will be examined and analyzed in order to focus on which factors help and hurt our female athletes the most.





Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *