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Putting school on hold to chase gold

Amanda Kessel led Minnesota to a national championship last season, but won’t be returning to the ice this year. Instead, she’ll be fighting for gold in Sochi alongside America’s best, though she plans on returning to school to finish her degree and chase one more national title next year.

Motivated by family

When Kelsey Phinney was a child, her father motivated her to ski farther despite fatigue. Today, he motivates her interest in neuroscience at Division III Middlebury College.

Twisted fate for broken Arrows

Tornado levels Ursuline's athletics center but raises support from surrounding community and schools

They wished upon a star

For nearly two decades, and only 40 miles apart, two girls lived in parallel worlds. One, just old enough to start making memories, returned from chemotherapy and played nurse to heal her ailing dolls. The other, who’d received a new heart...

The education of Joey Falcone

The once-struggling student used the military as a launching pad to the Ivy League and college baseball.

A brainiac on and off the court

By Gary Brown Carnegie Mellon Athletics Director Susan Bassett was watching a Tartans tennis match when No. 1 singles player Katie Cecil joined her in the stands. Cecil, who had already vanquished her opponent, watched her teammates with...

A brainiac on and off the court

By Gary Brown NCAA.org Carnegie Mellon Athletics Director Susan Bassett was watching a Tartans tennis match when No. 1 singles player Katie Cecil joined her in the stands. Cecil, who had already vanquished her opponent, watched her...

A match made on the links

First-time opponents at 1952 golf championship become longtime friends

Digging deep

The controversial season that hardened Kyle Ray's resolve

From valley to peak

By David Pickle NCAA.org It’s a familiar story. Girl meets boy. Girl marries at 18, has a family and then divorces. Girl is without a college education and supporting three children. Girl becomes a college president. Maybe it’s not so...

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