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Spotlight: NCAA Woman of the Year

The NCAA Woman of the Year program honors the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female college athletes from all three divisions.

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Champion Magazine

A mound of cure

A cancer diagnosis. More than three years of chemotherapy. Two hip replacements. Through it all, Richie Suarez just wanted a chance to play college baseball. But he picked up something unexpected along the way. Read More >

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“A priority for us was to fund the cost of attendance stipends across the board in all 31 of our programs. But that’s $1.75 million that we don’t have to do something else with, but it’s about priorities. That was very much a priority for us because it’s about students and students having access to resources and educational opportunities.” 

– Sandy Barbour, athletics director at Pennsylvania State University.