Former Student-Athlete

Kelley Gay: Strength through adaptability

Learning through feedback and reflection is central to Kelley Gay’s rise up the corporate ladder at OneAmerica.

Christina Drake: Lighting the way

A trailblazer for her family and at her college, Christina Drake continues to break boundaries at her organization today.

Samantha Peszek: Finding her voice

Sam Peszek, an NCAA champion and Olympic medalist, finds her voice as she motivates others to pursue their passion.

Tom Catena: Man on a mission

From Brown University to war-torn central Sudan, Tom Catena dedicates himself as the only trained doctor/surgeon serving close to 1 million people.

Jerrell Moore: Using relationships to find success

Jerrell Moore, a former all-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference lineman, learned the value of relationships and investing in others’ growth in life while playing college football.

Heather Lyke: The sporty type

Former Michigan softball player Heather Lyke cites experience as making her a better person and athletics director.

Christopher Howard: Advocate for Education

Christopher Howard is one of the NCAA’s 2016 Silver Anniversary Award winners in honor of being a distinguished former student-athlete 25 years removed from the end of his college playing career.

Olympic Memories

This month, thousands of athletes will head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic games to showcase their skills. But for more than 1,000 of them – including three-quarters of Team USA – that opportunity started forming on a college campus, working with world-class coaches, honing their talents while studying for their degrees, competing for hundreds of universities around the United States before competing for their countries. These are the stories of the paths that brought them to

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J. Ofori Agboka: Humble and hungry

J. Ofori Agboka took the importance of teamwork he learned as a college athlete into the business world, where he assembles talent as GM’s HR director.

Joe Juneau: Scoring Goals in Life

Joe Juneau balanced classwork, hockey and learning English at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Now the former Olympian coaches and mentors kids.

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