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Pioneers welcome Leibovitz to Health and Performance

June 28, 2017

DENVER – University of Denver Associate Athletic Director of Pioneer Health and Performance Julie Campbell announced the hiring Dr. Annie Leibovitz earlier this month. Leibovitz is set to join the Pioneer Health and Performance program for the upcoming year.

Pioneer Health and performance is a multi-disciplinary approach organized to maximize the student-athlete health, wellness, and physical development related to competitive performance. A collaborative approach between Sports Performance, Sports Medicine, Sports Psychology and Sports Nutrition was created to enhance the total student-athlete experience. With Sports Psychology and Mental Health being a key component in this mission, Athletics developed a new position

‘We’re really excited about brining Annie on-board to the Sports Psychology position and the Pioneer Health and Performance team,” Campbell said. “Her invaluable experience in psychology will prove to be a huge asset to the student athletes as well as the continued development and evolution of our program.”

The Sports and Performance psychologist works with intercollegiate student-athletes and serves as a liaison to the athletic department. The Sports and Performance Psychologist is responsible for triaging requests for Mental Health and Performance based treatment for student athletes within an integrated health care clinic, along with serving student-athletes, providing educational programming, and consultation with staff within the Department of Athletics.

”It was immediately clear to me how dedicated and thoughtful my Health & Performance colleagues are in addressing the complex, unique health needs of student-athletes,” Leibovitz said. “Developing a sport psychologist position speaks volumes to the administration’s commitment to being on the forefront of student-athlete wellness. I am honored to be taking on this role.”

Leibovitz comes from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. She also has spent time at the Stanford in the School of Medicine Consortium and at Palo Alto University.

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