Former Student-Athlete

Dan Jacobson: Every stroke counts

Former North Dakota swimmer Dan Jacobson pushes his limits to help feed Burmese refugees along the war-ridden Thai-Burma border.

Stevan Savich: Banking on success

Stevan Savich went from a standout football player at the University of Indianapolis to a successful businessman in the banking industry. His experiences on the football field, as well as in the classroom while earning his economics degree, helped him obtain a career with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Patricia Melton: Running toward a purpose

Patricia Melton has faced many challenges in her life, but nothing she could not handle. The former Yale University track star and current executive director of New Haven Promise gives back so others can obtain an education and useful professional experience.

Brian Griese: From Michigan quarterback to servant leader

Brian Griese went to the University of Michigan with a focus on earning his degree so he could make a difference. Following an 11-year career in the NFL, Griese turned his attention toward helping those who encountered similar struggles to what he faced as a youngster.

Travis Dorsch: Master of many domains

Combining a love for learning with a passion to give back to the sports that gave him so much, former Purdue University multisport athlete Travis Dorsch has found his true calling as a developmental researcher and assistant professor at Utah State University.

Carol Stiff pivots from college athlete to ESPN executive

Carol Stiff has established herself as a leader in women’s college sports, having worked at ESPN for more than 20 years and helping shape programming and content for espnW. Stiff credits the lessons learned in college sports for her success in life.

Drew Meyer is translating athletics success in college to achievement in business

Drew Meyer, a former All-America baseball player from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, who also played professionally, went back to school to finish what he started. He completed his degree.

A recipe for energy management success

Whether you are a budding college athlete or a weekend warrior whose competition days are but a fond memory, self-care is a vital part of anyone’s daily routine.

Pellom McDaniels: 5 lessons college sports taught me

For Pellom McDaniels, a former Oregon State University football player, sport played a large role in his life. After college, he went on to play in the NFL, earned a Ph.D. in American studies, and then joined the faculty at Emory University.

Brent Lang: 5 lessons college sports taught me

Brent Lang is a four-time NCAA champion and Olympic gold medalist swimmer from the University of Michigan. While his athletic accomplishments in college and beyond were extraordinary, Lang also thrived in the classroom and went on to become president and CEO of a successful company.

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