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Kate Stephensen
Kate  Stephensen

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Academic Coordinator


Kate Andrup Stephensen has been an academic coordinator at Virginia since 2015. She serves as the academic coordinator for the baseball, lacrosse and rowing teams. In this work she guides students to have a process focus to setting and attaining their goals. Through collaboration with athletic support staff, she creates a holistic, team approach to student support. Aside from her role as an academic coordinator, Stephensen is part of several student athlete development initiatives. She serves as a co-advisor to the Student Athlete Mentors, “SAMs”. Initiatives sponsored by the SAMs during Stephensen’s tenure include: presentations to teams on health/well-being, leading a OneLove workshop for all incoming student athletes, creating a First Year/Transfer Mentoring Program and putting on an annual Game Night that serves as a social for all UVA student athletes.

Stephensen also spearheaded a task force to start an Alumni Mentoring Program. The program piloted in the fall of 2017 by matching student-athletes from three varsity teams with alumni from their respective sports. The overarching purpose of the program is to provide current student-athletes with a professional support system as they enter the workforce. Stephensen has a bachelor of arts in history from Northwestern (2011) and a master's of education from Virginia (2013). Before coming to Virginia she was a secondary school history teacher and swim coach. In college she competed in the distance events for Northwestern's swimming & diving team. As an upperclassman at Northwestern and a postgraduate swimmer at Virginia, she enjoyed success as an open water swimmer.

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