Former Student-Athlete

Rachel Price Bell, clinical scientist, and Ronda Price Brinley, anesthesiologist

Growing up in Merrillville, Indiana, twins Ronda and Rachel Price were good students and solid outside hitters on the volleyball team, though they weren’t sure their athletic careers would extend past high school. Neither of them received much college scouting attention.

Mark Harmon
Mark Harmon: From pigskin to primetime

Mark Harmon, the Burbank-born star who calls Los Angeles his home, excelled at sports long before he ever got in front of the cameras. He was the quarterback of the UCLA Bruins’ football team during the 1972-73 seasons and graduated in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. Today he is widely recognized for his achievement in the entertainment industry. 

Nick Harriott
Nick Harriott: Soccer opened doors for education and success

For Nicholas Harriott, playing soccer was more than sport. It was a transformational opportunity to overcome life’s hardships.

Nick Harriott
Nick Harriott: Soccer opened doors for education and success

For Nicholas Harriott, playing soccer was more than sport. It was a transformational opportunity to overcome life’s hardships.

Linda Cohn: From breaking the ice to breaking the news

Linda Cohn enrolled at State University of New York at Oswego knowing that she had some athletic ability, and thinking she might like to pursue a career in sports. She is now a famed sports broadcaster on ESPN’s SportsCenter.

Mike Aguirre: A lifelong leader

Mike Aguirre had a unique career as a student-athlete that took him from the gridiron to testifying on behalf of fellow student-athletes before a Congressional committee before he even graduated. As a wide receiver for the Arizona State...

David Hilmers: Out of this world

Like his dad, Dr. David Hilmers could be considered something of a jack-of-all-trades. He just chose different pursuits. Hilmers started as a three-sport student-athlete before graduating summa cum laude, moved on to become a Marines...

‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Has Raised Millions for ALS Association

Pete Frates can no longer speak. But in the last two and a half weeks, a video posted on Facebook by Mr. Frates, a 29-year-old former college baseball player, has inspired people like Bill Gates , LeBron James , Chris Christie and Taylor...

Kristian Schroder: Passing the torch

When Kristian Schroder launched his LinkedIn group in 2008 in hopes of connecting to other former student-athletes, he had no idea how large it would become. Now more than 24,000 members strong, the NCAA Athletes in the Workspace...

Health and Wellness

The transition to life after college, especially when it comes to staying healthy and well, can be challenging even for former student-athletes. Stay up to date on what industry experts are saying here. Why it’s Hard to Stay Active After...

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