Gael student-athletes have the opportunity to participate in the NCAA sponsored CHAMPS/Life Skills program designed to help prepare student-athletes for the life challenges beyond the intercollegiate athletic arena.
Saint Mary's College is committed fully to functioning in a manner that protects and enhances the physical and educational welfare of all Gael student-athletes. The focus of the program is on the following five commitments viewed as critical to personal growth of student-athletes:
- Academic Excellence
- Athletics Excellence
- Personal Development
- Community Service
- Career Development
Throughout the academic year programs are provided to support each of these areas. Student-athletes are provided a life skills calendar for the year that is based on a developmental model, meaning programs are designed specifically to be age appropriate. The needs of an incoming freshman differ from those of a graduating senior and the CHAMPS/Life Skills program is designed with that in mind.
Please contact the Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Support Services, Kari Montero (email@example.com), for more information on these programs or potential services for student-athletes.