Linnea Bacon

Fulbright-University of Stirling Postgraduate Award in Health, Wellbeing and Sport

Linnea Bacon, of Columbia, SC, graduated from Clemson University in 2019 with a B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Sports Communication.

Growing up in a family dedicated to sports, Linnea developed a passion for sports at a young age, with a specific interest in the intersection of psychology and sport. While at Clemson, Linnea’s honors thesis examined mental health and social support among high school and collegiate athletes with head injuries. After finishing her studies, she conducted research at the University of Michigan examining substance abuse and mental illness in young adults.

While at Stirling, Linnea will pursue a MSc in Psychology of Sport and conduct research that focuses on athlete mental health and wellbeing. With the knowledge gained from her Fulbright experience, she hopes to improve athlete mental healthcare by better understanding how culture influences approaches and access to mental health treatment for athletes. In her free time, Linnea hopes to attend football games, indulge in the local cuisine, and explore the Scottish highlands.