SWAAG

STUDENTS WITH ACADEMIC & ATHLETIC GOALS (SWAAG)

In addition to twelve years of comprehensive academic support, Breakthrough has also developed specialized advising and robust resources to support our student athletes.  We recognize the importance of supporting student athletics and the direct relationship athletic success has with academic success. In fact, student athletes often perform better in the classroom, develop impressive time management skills, feel motivated to complete their degree, and often experience a smoother transition into the college lifestyle.

Breakthrough currently supports nearly 150 student athletes and approximately 2300 students overall.  Our team of knowledgeable SWAAG advisors are committed to helping student athletes pursue their dreams of high school and college athletics and beyond.  Our advisors have developed an extensive “Playbook” which offers  everything from recruitment, classification and alignment information to standards of eligibility and athletic scholarship support. 

While Breakthrough advisors are committed to supporting students with their athletic goals, we also recognize that only 2% of all student athletes go on to become professional athletes. For this reason, a partnership with Austin FC would be transformational for student athletes who have yet to discover careers in professional sports beyond athletics.  We believe that by exposing our students to a vast array of careers in professional athletics, we can better support their college and career goals.                    

Our Goals:

  • Identifying and supporting student-athletes interested in playing collegiate sports
  • Gather and deliver information on recruiting practices and processes
  • Support on how to incorporate athletic goals into college options advising
For more information contact, Dorothy Vasquez, Associate Director of Programs, at dorothy@breakthroughctx.org

Resources

    • For SWAAG STUDENTS
      • [Link to Swag Workshops]
    • Scholarships

Breakthrough Student Athletes 

Current & Grads

Emily Jaimes

Soccer – Houston Baptist University

 

Prince Umanmielen

Football – Tarleton State 

 

Courtney Partridge 

Football – University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 

Princely Umanmielen

Football – University of Florida

Yael Sanchez

Soccer – Concordia

Rofiat Adeyemi

Track – Rose Hulman Institute of Technology 

 

Daniel Valadez 

Soccer – Graduated from Concordia

SWAAG COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Krystal Cantú Cossey

Program Coordinator

Curtis Clay

Program Coordinator

David Porter IV

Program Coordinator

Dorothy Vasquez

Associate Director of Programs

Dorothy Vasquez