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2017 Theodore Roosevelt Award: Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Making a difference, particularly through inclusive leadership, is what drives Beth Brooke-Marciniak.

Recovery Mode

It’s easy to assume the reps you perform in the weight room or the sweat you shed on the field directly correlate to bigger muscles and more strength.

NCAA inclusion office to recognize current and former basketball coaches

NCAA inclusion office will recognize current/former basketball coaches during the Men's and Women's Final Four weekends. The honorees are NCAA and local coaches.

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.

Food for Thought

Last year, when the NCAA relaxed the regulations schools must follow to feed their college athletes, sports dietitians took on a whole new level of importance. Now, their numbers are growing even faster on campuses – and so is their influence.

A pragmatic approach

The University of Michigan was one of six awardees that received an NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant in 2014, the first year of the program. The grants are intended to provide tangible benefits to student-athletes, by both informing research geared toward their wellness and more directly, by creating programming aimed at enhancing well-being and mental health outcomes.

Beth Brooke-Marciniak: Failure is not an option

A pioneer of sorts, in 1977 Brooke-Marciniak was in the first class of women recruits at Purdue University to receive a basketball scholarship. She continues to pave way for women in the workplace today and has been named to Forbes Magazine’s listing of the world’s 100 most powerful women seven times.

Tony Jones: Think ahead, fly a jet

How do you go from playing college basketball to having the honor of flying Barack Obama on his first flight to Washington, D.C. as president-elect?

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.

Whole New Ballgame

Alum returns to Colorado State to fill a new athletics role few schools have

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