It takes a lot to know just the right steps in order to balance the busy schedule of being a Division I student-athlete as well as a high-caliber student.
Kasey (Sandvig) Mattison knows first-hand after playing four years of women's soccer here at VCU, including being a part of two NCAA Tournament runs for the Rams.
She joined the VCU Athletic Department on a full-time basis in 2007 as an academic advisor. She now also serves as a tutor coordinator and teaches a peer mentoring class.
Mattison works with VCU’s student athletes to organize, plan and achieve the academic goals of both the student and the athletic department. She helps student athletes devise class schedules, track academic progress and assigns necessary tutors. Mattison is also a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics.
Prior to her full-time appointment, Mattison served as a graduate assistant for student athlete support services during the 2005-06 academic year.
A Richmond native, she earned her bachelor’s of science in psychology from VCU in 2005. She completed her master’s in counseling education through VCU in 2008. Mattison and her husband, Justin, reside in Richmond.