Captain of the USA Team Handball Women’s National Team, Sarah Gascon was born and raised in San Pedro, California. She has lived a very active lifestyle competing in multiple sports as a youth, which helped her earn a full-athletic scholarship in volleyball and softball to attend Southeastern Louisiana University.
Her dreams have always been to compete at the highest level possible. She is currently attending Auburn University pursuing her Doctorate in Kinesiology and training full-time for the 2020 Olympic Games.
A charismatic and energetic student, athlete, teacher and coach with the goal of enhancing athletic performance of athletes and improving the quality of life for individuals of all ages. She is highly creative in developing teaching and training strategies that build strong individuals inside and outside the classroom.
She has the ability to effectively manage her academic and athletic pursuits. Her research interests include kinematics, kinetics, motion analysis, functional and athletic assessments, injury prevention, biomechanical testing of performance apparel, and overall health and wellness for children and adults of all ages. She is detail oriented, possesses excellent writing skills, an exceptional researcher and leader.