Distinguished Alumni Awards

Anita Aldrich Distinguished Alumni Award
Robin S. Vealey - 2016

Portrait of Mary Schutten Robin S. Vealey, M.S.'77 is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Miami University in Ohio. She teaches courses in sport psychology, coaching effectiveness, and children in sport, and focuses her research on self-confidence, burnout, mental skills training, and coaching effectiveness.

Dr. Vealey has received multiple teaching and graduate mentoring awards during her career. In addition, she has authored three books: Best Practice in Youth Sport, Coaching for the Inner Edge and Competitive Anxiety in Sport, published over 60 articles and book chapters in sport psychology, and made over 200 scholarly and applied presentations to regional, national, and international audiences, including multiple invited international keynote presentations.

Dr. Vealey is a Fellow, Certified Consultant, and Past-President of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology and former Editor of The Sport Psychologist.  She is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology and a member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry.

She has served as a sport psychology consultant for the U.S. Nordic Ski Team, U.S. Field Hockey, elite golfers, and athletes and teams at Miami University. A former collegiate basketball player and coach, she now enjoys the mental challenge of golf.