Erin Bridgewater joined the SAAS staff as Executive Assistant to Senior Associate Athletic Director, Dr. Magdi El Shahawy, in May 2015. Erin’s role also includes APR/GSR coordinator in which she is the main point person for projecting, maintaining, and submitting APR and GSR documents. She also serves as a member of the ACT (Athlete Career Transition) program as well as the Personal Development Committee.
Prior to joining SAAS full-time, Erin was a graduate intern with SAAS under Heather Bell as she completed her master’s degree in education at the University of Washington in intercollegiate athletic leadership. She assisted Heather with advising tasks such as weekly grade update meetings and structured studies with multiple student-athletes, study hall for both football and men’s basketball, as well as detailed work with Heather and multiple other counselors to best assist them in their roles.
A native of Bay City, Michigan, Bridgewater was a four-year letter winner in diving on the University of Michigan’s Swimming and Diving team, competing in 1 and 3 meter springboards as well as platform. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2014 and completed a master’s degree in education of intercollegiate athletic leadership in June 2015.
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