For immediate Release
San Antonio, TX, (Tuesday, October 11th 2022) – AthleteTalk (AT), a mental health and wellness app for athletes, is excited to announce 10 college athletes have agreed to Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) opportunities as mental health lifestyle models. The first cohort of 10 mental health lifestyle models will be featured in photos that capture the essence of mental health and wellness along with a quote, fact, or strategy.
“AthleteTalk is excited about the opportunity to bring mental health into the Name, Image, and Likeness space by providing a unique avenue for athletes to contribute to mental health and wellness discourse and receive additional compensation. We believe utilizing the images of current college athletes will increase our credibility with our partners and users. At the beginning, and end of the day, we aim to change the game of mental health in sports and our mental health lifestyle models are one of the unique strategies we will use to accomplish that goal.” – Emmett L. Gill, Jr., PhD, MSW, LMSW, AthleteTalk Founder
The initial cohort of AthleteTalk mental health lifestyle models include:
- Sydney McCree (Norfolk State University Women’s Volleyball)
- Ahmias Hart (Missouri State University Football)
- Tiffani Torres (Ball State University Women’s Soccer)
- Christian Pommells (St. Thomas University Women’s Track & Field)
- Sydni Ratliff (The Ohio State University Women’s Tennis)
- Asianae Johnson (Mississippi State University Women’s Basketball)
- Matthew Vitale (Jackson State University Football)
- Sarah Barcello (San Diego State University Women’s Basketball)
- Kelley Renner (University of California San Diego Softball)
- Ryann Glenn (Detroit Mercy University Softball)
AthleteTalk is in partnerships with 19 Division I, Division III, and NAIA athletic departments and provides mental health and wellness content to over 4,000 athletes.