HDSHC Doctoral Student Awarded NCAA Research Grant

Lisa van Raalte, doctoral student with the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, was awarded a $6000 NCAA grant to conduct research on student athletes. Her research project is entitled, “Evaluating Student-Athletes’ Stress Coping Experiences in Their Academic and Athletic Lives: A Test of the Stress-Buffering Model.”

The NCAA Research Committee has selected five research proposals to fund as part of the 2015 cycle of the NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program. The program is aimed at stimulating research on college sports by providing financial support to graduate students. Their work will help inform NCAA member schools and the general public on key topics by introducing new studies to the field. Recipients are expected to culminate their project in an article suitable for publication in a scholarly journal or in a completed thesis or dissertation and will present their final projects to the NCAA Research Committee members in fall 2016.