Erin Saunders is the Senior Academic Counselor for Student-Athletes in the Student-Athlete Support Program. A major focus of her role is to provide academic support to Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving, Women’s Lacrosse, Women’s Volleyball, and Men’s Soccer. Additionally, she is responsible for researching and advancing academic support for student-athletes and overseeing athletic tutoring and study hall programs.
Erin started at American University in October 2016 after serving as an Athletic Mentor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania during the 2015-16 academic year. While working with the student-athletes and earning her M.S. in Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs from WCU, Erin worked in secondary education at a non-profit organization in Philadelphia, Pa.
Erin graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science/Sports Management in 2010 from Rutgers University, where she was a member and 3-time diving captain of the Women’s Swimming and Diving team.