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New York state of mind

By Gary Brown NCAA.org Jackie Jamaleddine says her life wouldn’t be normal without chaos. “It’s practice, work, school, go home, change, go back, school, work, sports, people mad at me, apologizing. It’s the story of my life,” she says in...

Through flames for a friend

Hampden-Sydney's Kirk Rohle to receive NCAA Award of Valor for his heroic act

Keeping it simple

Certification served its purpose, but a new format promises to cut red tape.

Sweet spot in Seattle

Champion Digital | By Gary Brown Someday, University of Washington golfer Cheng-Tsung Pan is going pro in … well, sports. But not right now. He’s too busy getting schooled in the collegiate model. “It takes a lot of effort to combine being...

Standing guard

Champion Digital | Video and story by Courtney Cronin John Bullis wanted to know what was going on. As he sat in his Wisconsin-River Falls classroom in February 2009, his phone was vibrating non-stop in his pocket. John scrolled through...

NCAA’s Carpenter builds on her career

By Greg Johnson NCAA.org After nearly a decade at the NCAA national office, Jacqie Carpenter is set to become intercollegiate athletics’ latest pioneer. In September, she’ll become what is believed to be the first African-American female...

Moravian’s Thomforde is a minister of leadership

By Gary Brown Moravian President Christopher Thomforde likens his life to a series of interstate highways that start randomly but converge briefly before dividing again. Such a map might explain how a tall kid from an immigrant family ends...

Saint Leo's Johnson uses athletics to persevere

By Greg Johnson NCAA.org Jasmine Johnson took a circuitous route to Saint Leo after leaving the University of Florida’s soccer program during her sophomore year. She worked different jobs near her Tampa home and played club soccer in the...

Victor Williams finds a home at Bridgewater (Virginia)

By Greg Johnson NCAA.org Victor Williams was born in a Unification Church-run community house in Washington, D.C. From there, he went from homeless shelters and periods when he was living out of a car. Through it all, Williams and his...

Connecticut College professor is at the center of the student-athlete experience

By Gary Brown NCAA.org The most notable thing about Connecticut College Faculty Athletics Representative Stan Ching is his smile. The guy’s always wearing one – usually a bright, genuine, enameled version. He’s also usually wearing a short...

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