Clarkson Cross Country and Nordic Ski programs name Amanda Stopa new assistant
Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 8:36 am

The Clarkson University Cross Country and Nordic Ski programs are pleased to announce the addition of Amanda Stopa as assistant coach for the 2013-14 seasons.

Stopa, a 2009 graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in English Literature and 2013 graduate of Rutgers with an MFA in Writing, ran for both the University of Washington and University of Oregon Track & Field and Cross Country programs as an undergraduate.

Since graduating from Washington, Stopa has used her degree both in and out of athletics. While in Washington she tutored within the Student-Athlete Academic Services, working specifically with students with learning disorders, and also helped guide the Seattle Wellness Group. While working towards her master's degree, she served as an adjunct professor at Camden Country College. Most recently, Stopa was the program manager with Literacy of Northern NY, working with students and tutors to create motivating and result-oriented learning plans.

Stopa replaces Alicia Perras as the top assistant for both the cross country and nordic ski programs. Perras finished her two-year stint as assistant coach following a successful four-year career with both sports for the Golden Knights.