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Breaking Barriers in the NCAA

Join us for an exciting panel composed of women that have broken barriers within collegiate athletics. Gain insight on what it's like to work across multiple sports in the NCAA world as panelists share their stories and experiences as well as challenges and highlights.


February 21, 2019


Leavey Center at 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA @ Santa Clara University (between El Camino Real & Accolti Way)


5:30-6:15pm - Check-In + Networking
6:15-7:00pm - Panel
7:00pm - SCU Women's Basketball Game vs. Gonzaga

MODERATOR / PANELISTS (bios below!)*:

Moderator - Staci Gustafson, Deputy Director of Athletics, Santa Clara University

Erin Lindsey - Head Volleyball Coach, Santa Clara University
Jaclyn Lee - Asst Director of Sports Medicine, Santa Clara University
Dana Kuwahara - Academic Services, Santa Clara University
Laura Alexander - Head Football Athletic Trainer, San Jose State University


STUDENTS - $15.00
MEMBERS – $15.00
NON-MEMBERS – $25.00

Light food and drink will be served.

Sorry, no refunds will be provided.

*Panelists subject to change


Staci Gustafson
Staci Gustafson is in her 12th year with Santa Clara Athletics, now serving as the deputy director of athletics, overseeing external operations along with facilities and operations. Gustafson moved to her current role, where she continues as the senior woman administrator, from senior associate AD for internal operations, which had oversight of academics, sports medicine and sports performance and a variety of sports. She joined the department as assistant athletics director and senior woman administrator before being promoted to associate athletic director. Her experience in collegiate athletics dates back to her time as an undergraduate at the University of Colorado where she was a volleyball student-athlete for her four years as a Buffalo. After graduating, she spent time on the women's volleyball staff at both the University of Florida and the University of Nebraska.

Erin Lindsey
Erin Lindsey is in her first year as head volleyball coach at Santa Clara. Lindsey spent the last two seasons as an assistant with Stanford which won its eighth NCAA title in December. Lindsey began her coaching career at her alma mater, the University of North Carolina, where she was a four-year starter and two-time captain. From 2011 to 2015, Lindsey served as head coach at Dartmouth College and in 2016, she served as an assistant at the University of Illinois.

Jaclyn Lee
Jaclyn Lee is in her sixth season with the Broncos. Lee serves as the athletic department’s primary medical contact for volleyball and oversees numerous administrative duties around the Sports Medicine Department. Lee came to the Mission campus after two years as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at San Jose State University, where she earned her Master's degree in Kinesiology. As a two-year graduate assistant for the Spartans, she was the primary athletic trainer for the women’s basketball program. She has served as Adjunct Faculty at San Jose State in the Kinesiology Department and serves as an ATEP Preceptor to students in the undergraduate athletic training program.

Dana Kuwahara
Dana Kuwahara is in her fifth year at Santa Clara and serves as assistant athletic director of academic services. Kuwahara came to Santa Clara after working in academic and student services with UCLA football. Prior to her time at UCLA, she taught high school English and coached high school softball for six years — including four seasons as a head coach. She is the primary liaison for admissions and serves as the academic advisor to women's basketball, baseball, men's rowing, and women's golf. Additionally, Kuwahara is sports supervisor for men's and women's cross country, track & field and softball.

Laura Alexander
Laura Alexander is the Assistant Athletic Trainer for San Jose State, working for the past seven years with the Spartans’ football program. Starting as a graduate assistant athletic trainer in 2011, she was promoted to an assistant athletic trainer for football in 2013 before being promoted to head football athletic trainer. She also has worked with the women’s swimming, women’s water polo, women’s gymnastics, women’s basketball, and football, serving as the women’s basketball head athletic trainer for two seasons. Alexander is a 2011 Chapman University graduate majoring in athletic training and was a member of the softball team for four seasons. She has earned her master’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training from San Jose State in 2013 and is a member of NATA.

$25.00 Non-Member
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$15.00 Student