UAAP to Pilot T.E.A.M.S Program in the fall to Benefit Student Athletes

By Coleen Crawford, Staff Associate, New Student Programs, UAAP

The Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming is pleased to announce that we will be piloting a new program for the fall of 2008. The T.E.A.M.S (Together Everyone Achieves More Success) program will benefit all varsity athletes, but target athletes from the Class of 2012.

One upperclassman from each varsity sport will act as a liaison between our office and their team. This student representative will deliver academic resources and programming information to their team. This student representative will receive training from our office on how to best deliver this information. These resources will include but are not limited to: important academic dates for freshmen and the specific resources (Mentorship Opportunities, Learning Strategies, IAP, UROP, and Academic Advising) that our office provides to freshmen.

We realize that there are unique academic challenges for athletes and the T.E.A.M.S program will be a way to offer academic support in addition to the athletic support they receive from their teammates, captains and coaches. Our program strives to benefit both the freshmen athletes and the entire team because it will increase team bonding and make freshmen feel more comfortable on and off the field.

We will begin this fall with the Men’s and Women’s volleyball team and hope to add more varsity teams each semester.