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Walking on Water, a Brief History on Black Surfers

Walking on Water: a Brief History on Black Surfers won the grand prize in the inaugural Race and Sport Around the Globe Short Documentary Competition, sponsored by the Global Sport Insitute.

Seed Grant Awardee: Vera Lopez

When it comes to involvement in sports, Latina girls continue to lag behind other girls. This study examines why this is the case, and what we can do to close this gap. Phase 1 of this study involves conducting focus groups with Latina teens and interviews with coaches to better understand the barriers and facilitators associated with Latinas’ participation in school sports.

Seed Grant Awardee: Floris Wardenaar

Hydration status may differ between races. Hispanic and black adolescents have consistently higher urine osmolality than white adolescents, which indicates that this population could be more frequently dehydrated (Kenney et al. 2015). Dehydration, even moderately (1%), may lead to impaired exercise performance (Bardis et al. 2013).

Seed Grant Awardee: Kaila Ann Vento

Athletes competing at the collegiate level report a lesser quality of life compared to non-athletes. A deficiency in nutritious foods contributes to poor physiological health, however more information is needed about overall quality of life in relation to nutrition.

Seed Grant Awardee: Edward Vargas

The purpose of this research is to conduct a national online multi-racial survey on sports and race in America. Using critical race and racial threat theory, this study seeks to examine the relationships between public opinions in sports policy (views towards indigenous mascots, amateurism and athlete exploitation, doping, kneeling during the National Anthem...)

Seed Grant Awardee: Connor Sheehan

In an era when Americans are more divided than ever, Americans are still united in their passion for sports. While the social (Eime, Young, Harvey, Charity, & Payne, 2013), emotional (Branscombe & Wann, 1991), physical (Haskell et al., 2007), economic, and societal (Norberg, 2018) benefits of sports are well documented, how playing sports is related to longevity remains unclear.

Seed Grant Awardee: Chong Lee

To address the childhood obesity epidemic, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and National Institute of Health (NIH) have recommended a comprehensive, intensive behavioral intervention program that focuses on weight loss through multiple components approach.

Seed Grant Awardee: Eric Legg

Volunteers play an essential role in the production of sport from community through professional levels. Millions of volunteers perform functions include coaching, field maintenance, event management, and national leaders of sport governing bodies (Wicker, 2017). Given the important role of volunteers, in sport understanding their experience is crucial to ensuring the sustainability and success of sport programs.

Seed Grant Awardee: Victoria Jackson

The book blends history, personal story, and current events, and concludes with policy recommendations, looking to the future of college sports. It presents the narrative history of intercollegiate athletics policy and, more broadly, higher education policy through the local...

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