Division II 40th Anniversary

Two for the Price

Identical twins Rachel Price, now Rachel Bell, and Ronda Price, now Ronda Brinley, were major contributors for the Lions from 1996 to 1999 and became two of the most athletically and academically decorated volleyball student-athletes in Division II history.

No Obstacles

Former student-athlete Tori Murden McClure rowed across the Atlantic, skied to the South Pole and rose to the presidency of Spalding University.

This doctor has potential student-athletes in mind

Tammi Williams, a Texas Woman’s University alumnus and former NCAA Division II All-America basketball player, currently works as a pediatrician at the Medical and Surgical Clinic of Irving, Tex., where she serves a variety of patients from underserved and affluent populations alike.

Former DII runner found balance in and out of college

By Brittany Johnson NCAA.org For seven-time, three-sport NCAA Division II All-American Kate Griewisch, the key to success has always been balance. As a cross country and track standout at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Griewisch learned to...

DII’s balance let Bartlett showcase multiple skills

By Erica Rath Patrick Bartlett grew up loving sports. And not just one sport, but anything and everything he could play. His passion for athletics and competition stayed with him throughout high school and, in fact, made his college choice...

Georgia Regents athletics director chose DII

By Anna Braunsdorf NCAA.org As a former student-athlete at Belmont Abbey College and the current director of athletics at Georgia Regents University, Clint Bryant has spent the past 40 years as a member of the Division II community. His...

Current FOX personality was a DII Man with a Plan

By Anna Braunsdorf NCAA.org As the current co-host of cable television’s “FOX & Friends” and the host of FOX News Radio’s nationally syndicated radio talk show “Kilmeade & Friends,” Brian Kilmeade is exactly where he had planned to...

Kohn wanted ‘to be more than just a player’

By Anna Braunsdorf NCAA.org Paine College Associate Director of Athletics Selina Kohn advises student-athletes to look at life as an exciting adventure. Her words are not empty, either. Kohn leads by example. “I’ve been able to not only be...

Brown got the most from her collegiate experience

By Erica Rath NCAA.org When Division II conferences were asked to nominate honorees for the division’s 40th Anniversary Tribute Team, it’s no wonder the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference came up with Lauren Brown. She...

Former leader of the pack is back at Western State

By Brittany Johnson NCAA.org Durango High School cross country coach Ron Keller didn’t mince words when he warned Elva Martinez of the challenges of collegiate athletics. Although he encouraged her to pursue distance running at the next...

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