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Shira Evans 06 joined the Ithaca College athletic department as a sports nutrition consultant. Evans specializes in relative energy deficiency, disordered eating, eating disorder care and is the only sports nutrition consultant in the Liberty League.

Ithaca College puts emphasis on diet with new sports nutrition consultant

By Tess Ferguson, Senior Writer February 22, 2024
Although training and competition experience appear to be the most important role in becoming an elite athlete, it is the elements below the surface that truly allow athletes to excel. 
Junior Hannah Polce speaks about the mental health resources available for athletes on campus. She is hoping to see these resources improve and break the silence.

Commentary: Efforts must be put into helping athletes

By Hannah Polce March 28, 2023
Playing a sport is a dangerous game, not just for the physical strain it puts on one’s body, but the mental effects it has, too.
From left, Connor Buczek, Cornell University mens lacrosse head coach, Blaze Riorden, Premier Lacrosse League goalkeeper, Katie Lever, former Division I runner and Greg Shelley, senior director of sports leadership and mental conditioning at Cornell University, participated in a panel Feb. 21 on mental heath for student-athletes.

Strong bodies and minds: Students organize athlete mental health panel

By Tess Ferguson, Assistant Sports Editor February 22, 2023
The event allowed the three elite athletes to share their experiences and advice regarding the pressures of high-level sports with a new generation of student-athletes.
As studies toward athlete mental health are on the rise, the college works to bring in trained mental performance consultants to support varsity teams.

College invests in sport psychology programs for athletes

By Tess Ferguson, Staff Writer December 6, 2022
Mental performance consultants at the college, who are professionally trained in athletic psychology, are largely aiding student-athletes in developing mental, life and self-regulatory skills.
From left, junior runner Allura Leggard, freshman football player Daniel Hutchinson, and senior swimmer Angelina Domena all struggled with their mental health after suffering serious injuries from their respective sports.

Healing Mind and Body: Injured athletes struggle with mental health

By Emily Adams, Sports Editor September 19, 2019
Student-athletes struggle to manage their mental health while recovering from serious physical injuries.
Leading by Example: High jumper thrives with training group

Leading by Example: High jumper thrives with training group

By Jack Murray, Sports Editor February 5, 2019
Junior high-jumper Estelle Yedynak has endured much success in her tenure with the Bombers, as well as being a fantastic leader for her teammates.
Greg Shelley, an associate professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, leads the Leadership Academy, which was implemented two and a half years ago at Ithaca College.

Professor discusses leadership academy and sports psychology

By Danielle Allentuck, Sports Editor November 14, 2016
Greg Shelley, associate professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, is in charge of the Leadership Academy, which help athletes from all teams develop into better leaders and athletes.
Ithaca College student-athletes address LGBT issues on campus

Ithaca College student-athletes address LGBT issues on campus

By Christian Araos, Senior Writer April 8, 2015
Bomber athletes have differing opinions on the way the Athletics Department addresses LGBT issues.

Editorial: Campus climate problematic for student athletes

April 8, 2015
Athletic communities are often under fire for a lack of inclusivity, whether in terms of race, gender or sexuality.
Greg Shelley, associate professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, heads the new program developed for student-athletes on all varsity sports teams.

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics implements leadership academy

By Miles Surrey, Sports Editor September 23, 2014
Sports Editor Miles Surrey talked with associate professor Greg Shelley about the athletic department's new Leadership Academy.
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