Student-Athlete Development

We prepare student-athletes to become leaders and champions in life by placing the highest values on integrity, character, sportsmanship and victory.

Balancing academic success, athletic competition, and personal growth along with student life can be very challenging for the student-athlete. The Student-Athlete Development Program represents the comprehensive commitment by the Vanderbilt Athletic Department to foster the total growth and development of our student-athletes.

We Are Committed  To:

Academic Excellence

Athletic Excellence

Personal Development

Career Development

Community Service


Meet the Staff

Alison Wenzel

Assistant Athletic Director for Student Development / O: 615-343-5463

Alison Wenzel started working in Student-Athlete Development as the Life Skills Coordinator in October of 2006. In June 2016, Wenzel was promoted to the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development. She oversees all Career Development, Personal Development and Community Outreach initiatives for all men and women sports teams. Prior to joining Student-Athlete Development, Wenzel served as Vanderbilt Athletics Assistant Director of Marketing. Wenzel earned her bachelors’ and masters degree from The University of Florida in Exercise and Sport Sciences.

Katelen Robertson

Student-Athlete Development Coordinator / O: 615-343-1962

Katelen Robertson joined the Vanderbilt University Athletics Department  in January 2017 where she served as a graduate intern for Student-Athlete Development. In July 2017 she was hired as the Student-Athlete Development Coordinator where she is responsible for coordinating community outreach opportunities, career and personal development programs, as well as managing and maintaining the departments social media platforms and website. Robertson earned her bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Exercise Science. She is currently in her second year of Belmont’s Sports Administration masters program.

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Important Dates

10/2 Speaker: Davis Tarwater
7pm in FB Team Room

10/16 Office of Religious Life
Tabling 6pm in Hendrix

10/18 SAAC Meeting
7pm in McCall Room

10/25 Freshmen Prevention Playbook
7:15pm in FB Classrooms

10/30 ESPNW Campus Convo
6:30pm in SLC Ballroom

10/31 Trick or Treat
with Greeks & Student-Athletes
5pm-7pm on Greek Row

October 2017

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