Thomas Bullock’s oldest children have advanced degrees and are now lawyers, engineers and academics. The youngest are just now escaping the gravity of tough social circumstances in the most impoverished neighborhoods of Washington, D.C.
A few more former NCAA student-athletes still have a chance to fight for medals in Sochi. On the heels of a Winter Olympics that featured more than 100 former NCAA student-athletes, seven more are participating in the Paralympics.
The advantages of competing in college sports are both immediate and lifelong. This list outlines the many benefits student-athletes receive by playing their chosen sport while pursuing a college degree.
We are a member-led, higher education association that appreciates the impact a college degree can have in transforming a life. NCAA employees come to work every day believing in their ability to make a difference. We support opportunities...