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The final game

Quarterback Brock Jensen and the North Dakota State University Bison have won three consecutive FCS championships. Jensen reflects on his championship experience.

It never gets old

Longtime North Central College cross country coach Al Carius reflects on four decades of championship experiences, including 15 cross country and track and field national titles.

Building the spotlight

Kristin Fasbender never took part in a national championship as a student-athlete, but she made a career out of coordinating them. She is now in her 15th year as a member of the NCAA championships group.

Winning runs in the family

Shippensburg’s Lucy Kauffman followed in her sister’s footsteps by capturing a field hockey national championship last year.

Running the show

Jeff Martin, a track and field assistant coach at Indiana State University, is tasked with overseeing the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships and shares the joys and trials of hosting an NCAA championship.

A Game for Lauren

On Sunday, they all came together – coaches, competitors, teams from around the country, even a legend of her sport – all for a young woman battling brain cancer who just wanted to play basketball.

She's got game

In more than 40 years since Title IX was passed, NCAA schools have seen rapid growth in the participation of women in sports at every level, including growth in participation and scholarships available for female student-athletes and an increase in female administrators and coaches. Learn more about the contributions of women to college sports and to celebrate their achievements.

Solving the mental health puzzle

In an excerpt from the Sports Science Institute’s guide to mental health, “Mind, Body and Sport,” University of South Carolina athletic trainer Rachel Sharpe looks at the challenges of addressing mental health in college sports.

Make the experience positive

In an excerpt from the Sports Science Institute’s guide to mental health, “Mind, Body and Sport,” Lincoln Memorial student-athlete Bradley Maldonado offers his perspective and advice as a student-athlete to managing mental health.

Living the dream - and waking up to reality

In an excerpt from the Sports Science Institute’s guide to mental health, “Mind, Body and Sport,” former Purdue swimming and diving coach Cathy Wright-Eger discusses the challenges coaches face in learning to help student-athletes dealing with mental health distress.

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