Augustana College (IL)

"Fly-fishing is just as nerve-racking as playing goalie."

Huh? That is no Mad Lib; it’s Cody Burgdorff’s life. The Augustana College (Illinois) senior tends goal for the school’s lacrosse team and doubles as a world-class fly fisherman.

A giant on and off the court

Bruce Hamming, former basketball star at Augustana College, turned down a chance to play in the NBA so he could pursue a career in medicine. Three decades later, he hasn’t looked back.

On the ball in business

By Kayci Woodley Division III student-athlete Michael Buric is an entrepreneur in every sense of the word. Organizing, managing and taking risks are part of his daily life, and have been since high school. Buric’s professionalism...

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