an Instructor in the Biobehavioral Health Department,
I develop and instruct personal development and
leadership courses for student-athletes. Additionally,
I serve as the Academic Counselor for the Women’s
Basketball Team. Offering individual support
and assistance as this talented group of young
women pursues their education is very rewarding.
I also coordinate the Nagle CHAMPS/Life Skills
Program. In this capacity I work with student-athletes
who have an interest in getting involved in campus
and community outreach. Working with students
who are sure to be the leaders of our future
is the most gratifying part of my position.
In my free time I enjoy spending
time with my husband and family, working with
the Penn State Dance Team, and instructing aerobics.
CHAMPS / Life Skills Program
NCAA Program of Excellence Award Winner
The Nagle CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes' Minds
for Personal Success)/Life Skills Program has been a model program and
a consulting resource for the NCAA since its inception in 1989. The Life
Skills Program was developed to better prepare student-athletes for the
challenges of life beyond the athletic arena.
program's overall mission is to provide a systematic personal development
program designed to reach each student-athlete based on his or her individual
successfully achieve our goal, the program continually strives for excellence
in all of the following areas: academics, athletics, personal development,
career development, and community outreach.
The Community Outreach Program introduces student-athletes to the benefits
of assisting others.
This program assists students in every aspect of their personal development,
such as adapting to college life, decision-making skills and social choices,
and leadership development.
For the CHAMPS Service Cup form, click here
For additional information about the CHAMPS
Service Cup, contact Sue Sherburne firstname.lastname@example.org at 865-0407.
| Sarah Cowart
I joined the Penn State family in the fall of 2010. Before coming to Penn State I served as the Life Skills Coordinator and Academic Counselor at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. I currently serve as Assistant Coordinator of the Nagle CHAMPS/Life Skills program, academic counselor for the dance and cheer squads, and instruct personal development courses for freshmen athletes. I consider it a great privilege to work with Penn State student-athletes. It is gratifying to work with these men and women as they strive for excellence in their sport, the classroom, and their personal lives.
When I'm not in the office, I love supporting Penn State Athletics, running, biking, and traveling to visit family and friends.