Game Plan and the Great Midwest Athletic Conference are pleased to announce a new partnership to enhance student-athlete development efforts around Mental Health Education.

Through this partnership, the Great Midwest will use Game Plan eLearning courses to provide online education to their student-athletes on relevant topics around Mental Health. This will allow each member institution the ability to implement Mental Health Education for their student-athletes in efforts to make them more aware and understand the importance of mental wellness in college athletics.

“The Great Midwest is excited to engage with Game Plan and introduce their mental health eLearning modules to our member institutions and student-athletes,” said Tom Daeger, Great Midwest commissioner. “In this unprecedented environment and beyond, the partnership Game Plan offers will assist our student-athletes, as well as the coaches and administrators that service them, develop awareness and resources in the important area of mental wellness. Providing these tools was a priority for our membership and we are thankful for Game Plan’s delivery options.”

Game Plan, based in Greenville, N.C., is a software platform that helps athletics organizations deliver online education, mentorship and career services to support their athletes through every step of their developmental journey.

“The Great Midwest Athletic Conference is on the cutting edge of the student-athlete experience in providing their members support for their student-athletes mental health,” added Vin McCaffery, founder and CEO of Game Plan. “Mental wellness for college athletes is a top priority and I applaud the Great Midwest for its investment to enhance student-athlete support. We’re thrilled to begin working with each of the members and the league as a whole!”

The Great Midwest Athletic Conference is a NCAA Division II athletic conference with member institutions located in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia. The conference, established in 2011, consists of 13 private, non-profit member institutions and sponsors 23 conference championship sport offerings. Current member institutions include Alderson Broaddus University (WV), Cedarville University (OH), University of Findlay (OH), Hillsdale College (MI), Kentucky Wesleyan College (KY), Lake Erie College (OH), Malone University (OH), Ohio Dominican University (OH), Ohio Valley University (WV), Tiffin University (OH), Trevecca Nazarene University (TN), Ursuline College (OH) and Walsh University (OH). The Conference also has three associate members in the sport of men’s lacrosse. The institutions include Davis & Elkins College (WV), Mercyhurst University (PA) and Seton Hill University (PA).