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Where are they now?

Before he became a best-selling author, Nicholas Sparks experienced success on the track at University of Notre Dame, where he had received a full track and field scholarship from 1984-88. He was on the school’s record-breaking team in the 4x800 relay, which is still held today. Sparks has written 17 novels and all have them have been New York Times best-sellers.

Woman of the Year Top 9

For more information about the 2016 Woman of the Year Award top 30 honorees, nine finalists, and the awards program on October 16 in Indianapolis, go here.

What people are saying

“Student-athletes are successful in the classroom and in competition because of the university-wide emphasis on balancing academics and athletic success. They learn to set priorities so they can balance the time demands. They seem to have an innate drive to be successful in all of their endeavors and leave campus prepared to excel  in life.”

- Christine Hailey, College of Engineering Dean and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Utah State University

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