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Student-Athlete Academic Support Services

“Emphasizing STUDENT in Student-Athlete”

Academics are the highest priority of a Penn State education and of the student-athlete experience at Mont Alto. To ensure the success of our student-athletes, the Academic Support Center (ASC) provides comprehensive resources and support services throughout the year. Additionally, the academic coach, who works exclusively with our student-athletes, will assist them in developing strategies that will help strengthen their knowledge and develop transferable learning skills.  The academic coach also serves as a liaison between coaches and faculty regarding student academic performance.

Services Offered by the Academic Coach:                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Academic athletic liaison
  • Balancing academics & athletics                                                                                           
  • Studying effectively
  • Class excuse forms
  • Provide academic performance counseling
  • Coordinate student-athlete study halls
  • Monitor academic performance
  • Connect student-athletes to additional resources
  • Assist faculty in the delivery of the student-athlete first-year seminar course
How To Schedule an Appointment with the Academic Coach?

Other Services Provided by the Academic Support Center (ASC):
  • Study Strategies
  • Listening Skills
  • Note Taking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Stress Management
  • Goal Setting
  • Time Management
  • Test Taking/Anxiety Strategies
  • Connects you to additional resources
  • Classroom Presentations for faculty

Kendra M. Wolgast
Academic Support Center Director




Marla Minnich
Student Advocacy Manager




Ashley Thacik

Learning Specialist