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.

Impact Player

Football places Vanderbilt's Oren Burks in position to tackle society's pressing questions.

Off to a Good Start

Janine Kuwahara came to the U.S. not knowing what to expect from life as a college athlete.

Fan of the Century

At age 99, Paul Morrison has an encyclopedic memory of Drake athletics.


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