2015 NCAA Convention

2015 Division II Convention legislation

Division II members will vote on 19 proposals at their business session this week at the NCAA Convention in Washington, D.C.

Division I charts new course

Autonomy conferences will vote; Council, Committee on Academics and new board will begin their work.

Debunking the myths: How the NCAA works

Every January, many travel from campuses and conferences around the country to gather at the NCAA Convention. The Convention is at the heart of the NCAA rule-making structure, which underscores that the NCAA is a membership organization. But this fact is often misunderstood.

Athletes find their voice

For the first time, the Atlantic 10 Conference will invite athletes to attend conference meetings, reflecting a national trend of athletes increasingly taking part in the decision-making process.

2015 Today’s Top 10: Abbey D’Agostino

D’Agostino credits her experience as a student-athlete for preparing her for a professional career as a runner, both on and off the track.

2015 Today’s Top 10: Lauren Battista

Battista, a member of the 2014 Division II national champion Bentley women’s basketball team, graduated summa cum laude and helped bring a Team IMPACT child to campus.

2015 Today’s Top 10: Shannon Vreeland

The swimmer won Olympic gold when she was a college student and has gone on to earn her degree. Up next? Law school and, perhaps, another medal.

2015 Today’s Top 10: Mark Thomas

Thomas was overlooked after high school, but became one of Division II’s top players. His hopes of a professional basketball career overseas were derailed by a rare heart condition.

2015 Today’s Top 10: Nicole Michmerhuizen

Michmerhuizen graduated from Calvin College and now puts the lessons she learned as a student-athlete to use as she pursues her Ph.D. in pharmacology, hoping to one day find better treatments for people with diabetes.

2015 Today’s Top 10: Kim Jacob

University of Alabama gymnast Kim Jacob’s senior season started with a fractured tibia. It ended with the 2014 NCAA title.

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