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6-time NCAA wrestling champ jumped to NFL having never played a college down

Carlton Haselrig’s road to becoming a professional football player had a twist that allowed him to become the most decorated wrestler in NCAA history.

From There to Here: Carla Williams

When Carla Williams was being recruited to play basketball at Georgia in the mid-1980s, she didn’t even know athletics administrators existed.

Broadcast major and hockey player makes plays and calls them, too

One of St. Cloud State hockey’s best players also serves as a play-by-play announcer for women’s games.

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.

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