Balancing College Athletics, Academics and More!

Claire Piskun & Rachel Weiner


May 9, 2024

In this episode of Chat with a Changemaker, Claire talks with Rachel Weiner, a student-athlete on Northwestern University’s Women’s Lacrosse Team. Rachel discusses how she manages the duality of being on the nation’s top lacrosse team while also dedicating time to academics and friends. She sheds light on the mental health challenges faced by NCAA athletes, emphasizing the importance of support from coaches, teammates, and university resources. Rachel also shares personal insight and advice for younger athletes on balancing intense schedules and maintaining mental well-being.

Listen here on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0WKyfhdmRPllfX2L1YGxtS?si=yaVFjoQ_RL2gYkUPPDlZlw

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Claire Piskun & Rachel Weiner