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All on the Same Team

Muslim college athletes often find acceptance on campus, but worry about what comes next.

2017 Silver Anniversary Award: Alonzo Mourning

After a decorated career, Mourning’s advice to his son has remained consistent: “I stress education.”

Dikembe Mutombo: A foreign path to triumph

Former Georgetown basketball star Dikembe Mutombo left the Congo to achieve an education and career, but returned to Africa as a philanthropist. He was named one of the NCAA's 2016 Silver Anniversary Award winners.

2016 Silver Anniversary Award winner: Dikembe Mutombo

Weary of watching his neighbors die from treatable diseases, Dikembe Mutombo yearned to become a doctor, return home and help those closest to him. Growing to 7 feet 2 inches, though, Mutombo thrived in a different arena, but it hasn’t stopped him from helping those in need. He parlayed a basketball career into a life devoted to impacting countless others around the world.

Overcoming obstacles is normal for Aimee Mullins

By Greg Johnson NCAA.org Aimee Mullins was born without fibulae and had both legs amputated below the knees as an infant, but athletics still has been a foundation in her life. Doctors initially thought Mullins would go through life...

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