Baltzell ’87 Named President-Elect of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology

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Amy Baltzell ’87 (Photo by Vernon Doucette)

Amy Baltzell ’87, of Boston, Mass., has been named President-Elect of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), an international professional organization that promotes the field of sport and exercise psychology. She assumed the role at the 2016 annual conference in Phoenix, Ariz., where members from around the world convened to network and share the latest presentations and research in the field. Baltzell has been a member of the AASP for 12 years.

Baltzell is a clinical associate professor and director of Sport Psychology Specialization (of Counseling) at Boston University, with research focuses on mindfulness and compassion in sports. She also is the author of Living in the Sweet Spot: Preparing for Performance in Sport and Life and editor of Mindfulness and Performance with Cambridge University Press. Outside of academia, she is a former U.S. National and Olympic Rowing Team member, member of the All Women’s American Cup Sailing Team, and was head varsity lightweight rowing coach at Harvard University, where she taught the first course in sport psychology.

She earned her master’s and doctorate degree from Boston University.