Yale AIA Staff Page


Colleen (McCormack) Rice

Colleen learned about AIA at Yale as a prospective student visiting Yale for Bulldog Days. Born and raised on Long Island, she grew up going to church and playing competitive soccer, but she never experienced those two worlds of faith and sport connecting. She was intrigued to join an athlete bible study offered through AIA during her freshman year at Yale.

She graduated from Yale in 2017 with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and she captained the Yale Women’s Soccer team in 2016, but she’s most excited to share about the way God radically changed her life at Yale. Like many students at Yale, Colleen entered college as a performance-driven perfectionist. She was crippled by the fear of failure and the anxiety of planning for the future. Through the ministry efforts of AIA and Yale Students for Christ (Cru), by God’s grace, she experienced life transformation from fear and anxiety to peace and freedom in Christ. Since then, she’s been passionate about seeing Yale student athletes experience that same freedom and love of Christ and discover how to worship God in all that they do, including in their sport!

She married her husband, Tyler, in July 2020. Tyler graduated from Yale with a PhD in Immunobiology (2021) and continues to pursue his career in academia as a post-doctoral fellow at Yale. Together, Colleen and Tyler love living, working, and serving in New Haven with their son, JP (2024) and their dog, Levi.

Contact her at colleen.rice@athletesinaction.org.