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Second-graders fill student teacher’s cheering section

Pittsburg State basketball player Mikaela Burgess doubles as a student teacher — and her pupils are now among her biggest fans.

Chico State women’s basketball star plays through spina bifida

Whitney Branham is the team’s top scorer despite the condition and operations that led to a numb left foot.

‘Keep It in the Family’

Brenda Souther’s career scoring record at Eastern Washington stood for nearly three decades until Hayley Hodgins broke it in 2016. Hodgins’ mark figures to last just two years. The person to blame? Her sister.

Growing Pains

Sierra Hargrave ran from a dismal past to brighter days — and she’s grateful for all the steps that hurt.

Cheering Section

Improving grades isn’t the only role for academic advisors. They’re also mentors, friends and, when grades are posted, student-athletes’ biggest fans.

Can’t Touch This

Two more semesters, and Alonzo Carter would have had his bachelor’s degree.

The Wins Follow Him

Mel Tjeerdsma was the director of athletics when Northwest Missouri State became the first Division II school to capture both the NCAA football and men’s basketball championships in the same academic year.

Taming the Talent

In the late 1990s, Marina Di Giacomo was a talented but headstrong field hockey player from Mendoza, Argentina.

On the Other Hand

The first clue might have been the toys — or at least the way one rambunctious toddler threw them.

Sporting Sustainable Style

Franklin & Marshall’s Ellie Ezekiel secured a campus grant to create uniforms for her volleyball team from recycled water bottles.

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