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PACE — the Pack ACademic Edge

What is PACE?

Are you a first-year student-athlete? Take advantage of the Pack ACademic Edge (PACE) program.

PACE provides academic support in an informal study session led by upper-year WolfPack athletes (PACE leaders) — providing the opportunity to study casually with peers and receive academic guidance as needed.

  • Get coaching on learning strategies
  • Improve your study habits and learn about on-campus resources
  • Connect with other student-athletes in a supportive academic setting
  • Stay on track and motivated throughout the semester as you balance your athletic and academic commitments.

Study Hall sessions for the 2022/23 Academic Year


Fall 2022 - Old Main (OM) 2612/2621
Winter 2023 - Nursing and Population Health (NPH) 316

Time: 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Dates (Mondays):

  • Sept. 13*, 20*, 27 (*Orientation Sessions from 5 - 7:30 p.m.)
  • Oct. 4, 18, 25
  • Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Feb. 7, 14, 28
  • March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • April 4

Meet our PACE Leaders

  • Dylan Fiske

    Dylan Fiske | Baseball
    Area of Support: Sciences
    Time: 5:00-7:00pm

    Why be a PACE Leader?

    I know I can support my teammates in their studies and help them succeed in their studies/stay eligible for the season.

    Future Goals

    To work as a physician for a professional sports team.

  • Siobhan Toal

    Siobhan Toal | Volleyball
    Area of Support: Citations/English, Political Science, Psychology
    Times: Fall: 5:30-7:30pm Winter: 4:00-6:00pm

    Why be a PACE Leader?

    If I have learned one thing during my time at TRU, it’s that playing a sport is important, but it is only one component of your life as an undergraduate. Success is not only measured on the court, but also in the classroom. I want to help incoming players, and those still figuring out how to balance school and sport, find strategies to aid them on their academic journey. I consider it an amazing privilege to be able to share my existing knowledge and offer constructive feedback, as it is a way to give back to an athletic community that has helped define my undergraduate experience.

    Future Goals

    I am applying for law school this fall semester. I am also hoping to backpack across Europe this summer.

  • Asher Mayan

    Asher Mayan | Basketball
    Area of Support: Computer Science, Math
    Time: 6:00-8:00pm

    Why be a PACE Leader?

    I want to be able to create more connections with other student-athletes, and help students maintain a good work/life balance and create good study habits. In particular, helping first year students adjust to TRU is my greatest hope.

    Future Goals

    My future goals either involve coaching at the high school or college level, a career in computer science, or a combination of those.

  • Corbin Ockerman

    Corbin Ockerman | Volleyball
    Area of Support: Physics/Math
    Time: 4:00-6:00pm

    Why be a PACE Leader?

    I want to give back to the wolfpack community. Being able to share my knowledge and meet the younger athletes is a great opportunity to do so!

    Future Goals

    I’m still not entirely sure what I would like to do with my physics degree when its complete, but I would like to play professional volleyball overseas! I want to experience different cultures and meet new people.

  • Meagan Rouault

    Meagan Rouault | Basketball
    Area of Support: Math/Physics, Engineering, Writing
    Time: 6:30-8:30pm

    Why be a PACE Leader?

    I enjoy the community being one of the PACE Leaders brings between leaders and between teams during study hall. Helping others with challenging schoolwork has always been rewarding to me. I also think the additional workshops offered to PACE leaders are incredible professional development opportunities.

    Future Goals

    To be a Software Engineer working on Machine Learning or AI projects for good!

  • Jan Pirretas

    Jan Pirretas | Soccer
    Area of Support: German/Spanish, Business, Marketing
    Time: 6:00-8:00pm

    Why be a PACE Leader?

    I have done it for a while, and I enjoy whenever I get the chance to support fellow athletes.

    Future Goals

    To work in marketing.

  • Caylah Lemon

    Caylah Lemon | Soccer
    Area of Support: Psychology, English/Citations, French, History, Philosophy
    Time: 4:00-6:00pm

    Why be a PACE Leader?

    I wanted to be a PACE Leader because I like helping others as much as possible and I thought this was an excellent opportunity to achieve that.

    Future Goals

    To become a developmental psychologist and have a family :) Also, depending on money, create endangered animal shelters in different parts of the world.

  • Natalie Pietramala

    Natalie Pietramala | Cheerleading
    Area of Support: English/Sciences
    Times: Fall: 6:30-8:30pm Winter: 4:00-6:00pm

    Why be a PACE Leader?

    TRU Wolfpack emphasizes that we are student-athletes, not athlete-students; this balance can be difficult to navigate at times. I would love to be able to help guide all student-athletes through this journey as well as previous PACE leaders did for me.

    Future Goals

    Complete my degree and further my education. I would love to have a career that involves helping people live their best life.

  • Olivier Jumeau

    Olivier Jumeau | Soccer
    Area of Support: Geography/Economics
    Time: 6:30-8:30pm

    Why be a PACE Leader?

    I enjoy helping other students academically and like to contribute towards the Wolfpack student community.

    Future Goals

    To become completely fluent in French.

Online Workshops

WolfPack athletes have the opportunity to participate in a series of online academic success workshops during the Fall 2022 semester. More details on workshops schedule are coming soon. 

Athletes can also find workshop recordings on topics previously offered through TRU Orientation. Some recommended topics are: 

  • Succeed at Alternate Learning
  • Learn the ins and outs from current students who experienced the pivot to online alternate learning in the Spring of 2020. They will share their insights and tips and tricks to help you through your online learning journey
  • Navigating Moodle
  • Join TRU’s Coordinator of Educational Technologies, Brenna Clarke Gray, for a fun and informative one-hour workshop to learn the basics of using Moodle. We’ll talk about logging in for the first time, when and where you can expect to find your courses, how to navigate Moodle, and how to set up your profile to reflect who you are to your instructors. And we’ll make sure you know where to go when you have questions in the future .
  • Learn to use the library
  • Are you wondering what TRU Library can do for you during this time of online learning? Join Librarian Julia Wells for a virtual tour of library resources and services. You'll learn how to access online resources like eBooks and academic articles, find citation help guides, and how to make an appointment with your subject librarian. While the building remains closed, we're still a phone call, email, instant message or video chat away!
  • Your well-being in times of disruption
  • The Wellness Centre has been supporting student’s health and well-being at TRU for 16 years, however, this pandemic sure has put a wrench in our regularly scheduled fall plans! We assume that school and life is looking very different for you as well, so we encourage you to join this workshop to learn more about the virtual wellness programs and services we will be offering this fall. We will also share some tips and strategies to support your health and well-being so you can thrive rather than just survive!
  • Career & Experiential Learning
  • Larry Iles from the Career & Experiential learning office talks about career services, experiential learning, and co-op opportunities at TRU.
  • Peer Supports on Campus
  • TRU has some amazing peer academic support programs to help you succeed at your studies. This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about the Writing Centre, Math Help Centre, Supplemental Learning, and Peer Academic Coaches, and how they are accessible to you throughout the semester.
  • All things Student Services
  • Discover all the free services TRU Student services has to offer! This session will give an overview of all the areas on campus you can access for support throughout the academic year.

Additional Online Resources can be found here

Program Contact

Eryn Barrett

Eryn Barrett
Athletics Learning and Administrative Support Specialist
Office: OM 1244

PACE Focus Group Report 2017.

For further information about the PACE Focus groups, contact Sara Wolfe.

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