SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Erin Pac Blumert has been awarded the 2013 Springfield College Young Alumni Award, given annually to a graduate in the 10th reunion class in recognition of professional excellence and outstanding service to the College, community, state, and/or nation.
Blumert was presented her award at the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner held at the Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room in the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union as part of the College’s homecoming celebration.
Since graduating from Springfield College, Blumert has enjoyed a successful career in both athletics and behavioral therapy. Following an impressive track and field career at the College, Blumert transitioned into the sport of bobsled and started training for the women’s national bobsled team in 2002. Blumert made her bobsled debut during the 2006-2007 World Cup and competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, earning a bronze medal.
Professionally, Blumert has served as an advanced behavioral therapist at STAR in Santa Barbara, Calif. In her role, she provides direct services using applied behavioral analysis methods to children up to 18 years old who are living with autism and related disorders. Prior to her time at STAR, Blumert worked with individuals with developmental disabilities at the Center Development in Milford, Conn., and FAVARH in Avon, Conn.
Blumert is currently a resident of Santa Barbara, Calif., and is a speaker for the local Boys and Girls Club. She also serves as an ambassador for Prevail Conditioning, a role that centers on mentoring athletes.