Sports Up Podcast
Sports Up Podcast
Sports Research and Psychology With Dr. Courtney Boucher and Hannah Silva-Breen
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Dr. Courtney Boucher and Hannah Silva-BreenDr. Courtney Boucher is a Research Assistant in the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport and an instructor for Research Methods in the Kinesiology department at the University of Minnesota. She obtained her PhD from the same university, where she studied Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Sociology.

Hannah Silva-Breen is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at West Virginia University, where she is currently studying to get her PhD in Sport, Exercise, & Performance Psychology. She is passionate about helping others through mental healthcare, sport, exercise, and education.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

In this episode…

Despite the rise of female sports icons in recent years, sports is still a predominantly masculine space. Aside from becoming athletes, what other career options are available for women in the sports world?

Dr. Courtney Boucher and Hannah Silva-Breen are respected researchers and educators in the sports academe. They both began as athletes before finding their passion in studying sports and eventually teaching.

In this episode of the Sports Up Podcast, Meredith Syms hosts Dr. Courtney Boucher and Hannah Silva-Breen. They share their journey from young hockey and basketball players to pursuing sports research and psychology. They talk about their profession and how such career paths in sports are often lesser-known options to students. Lastly, they discuss the lack of female leaders and mentors in sports and how this impacts young and aspiring female athletes.

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This episode is brought to you by me, Meredith Syms.

My biggest personal and professional passion is to be one of the top female leaders in sports broadcasting—a typically male-dominated industry.

Communications, interviewing, and broadcasting are some of my biggest skills and interests, and I want to develop this podcast as a way of sharing my passions with you, the listener.

I am currently working toward my goal of interning for a professional sports team. If you know someone I should connect with, please send me an email at I am willing to work my butt off!

I am always looking for more great guests to feature on the Sports Up Podcast. If you or someone you know is an inspiring female leader, I would love to hear from you.

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