Former Student-Athlete

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.

LaChina Robinson: Living to Inspire

A reluctant path to basketball changed LaChina Robinson’s trajectory in life. As the only one of 16 children in her blended family to earn a college degree, the Wake Forest alum now inspires others as a broadcaster and role model.

Naret Viravong: A wrestler’s American dream

Naret Viravong escaped his homeland of Laos for safety in a Thailand refugee camp. Now he’s living the American dream as a consultant to orthopedic spine surgeons.

Dave Maloney: Wall Street’s weekend warrior

Former Auburn runner Dave Maloney leads Wall Street’s “executive athletes” in athletics competition while funding pediatric cancer research.

Russell Maryland: A Duty To Serve

Russell Maryland won a lot of games as a University of Miami (Florida) football player, but a vital part of his college experience was being mentored by coaches and professors. Now Maryland pays it back by guiding youth in the right direction.

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