Kiera Dalmass (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a former Women’s Lacrosse student-athlete at the University of Connecticut. Throughout her time on the women’s lacrosse team, Dalmass was a representative and president to the UConn Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). During her junior year, she was Secretary of the organization, which then prepared her to be President as well as the liaison for UConn to the American Athletic Conference (AAC) SAAC in her senior year. She graduated Magna Cum Laude after three years and received her Bachelors in Statistics from the Honors Program in addition to minors in Mathematics and Spanish.
Currently, in her final semester of graduate school, she has been serving as Chair of the AAC SAAC and representative of the AAC representative and voice to the NCAA Division I SAAC. While balancing her role on the conference and national levels, Dalmass is completing her graduate degree in December 2019, with a Master’s Degree in Statistics.
Dalmass, an accomplished student-athlete, currently works within the Office for Student-Athlete Development at the University of Connecticut with roles that include community service, as well as career and leadership development for student-athletes from all sports. Her goals are to prepare student-athletes for life after college sports, advocate for access and equity, emphasize the value of service, and assist students in creating strategic goals and objectives. In her spare time, she enjoys running, cooking, and service/outreach. A fun fact about Kiera is that she has an extremely large extended family that she is very close with.
The Challenges and Benefits that Come Along with Being a High Performing Student Athlete
Current student athletes, including several National Football Foundation William V. Campbell Trophy finalists, will discuss their life-changing experiences as high performing student athletes.