Congratulations to Leslie Larson on receiving a 2015 NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant! Larsen is a current student in our Sport Psychology & Motor Behavior doctoral program and serves as a Graduate Teaching Associate in the Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport Studies department as well. Her research proposal was one of five chosen by the NCAA Research Committee. The recipients are part of the NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program, now in it’s tenth year, which is aimed at stimulating research on college sports by providing financial support. Larsen’s topic is: “More than Recruiters: The Experiences of African American Female Assistant Coaches in NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball.” Read more about the award including information about the other recipients here.
Larsen’s main research interest is cultural sport psychology with a focus on the influence of race, gender, and sexual orientation on coach development. She completed a master’s degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport Psychology from Georgia Southern University. She complete her undergraduate coursework at Arkansas State University, receiving bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Spanish. Her faculty advisor is Leslee A. Fisher, PhD.