Fall 2014

Bellarmine University and the Louisville Sports Commission to Host NCAA Division II National Championships Fall Festival in Louisville

Bellarmine University and the Louisville Sports Commission will welcome more than 1,100 student-athletes to its city when it hosts the NCAA Division II National Championships Fall Festival in Louisville, Dec. 4-6. Tickets will be available for purchase at the venues the week of the event. For additional event information, please visit www.ncaa.com/diifestival .

Inside the Division II Fall Festival

Roberta Page coordinates the Division II Festival and knows that it is about much more than crowning champions. Student-athletes gather en masse and give back.

The final game

Quarterback Brock Jensen and the North Dakota State University Bison have won three consecutive FCS championships. Jensen reflects on his championship experience.

It never gets old

Longtime North Central College cross country coach Al Carius reflects on four decades of championship experiences, including 15 cross country and track and field national titles.

Building the spotlight

Kristin Fasbender never took part in a national championship as a student-athlete, but she made a career out of coordinating them. She is now in her 15th year as a member of the NCAA championships group.

Winning runs in the family

Shippensburg’s Lucy Kauffman followed in her sister’s footsteps by capturing a field hockey national championship last year.

Running the show

Jeff Martin, a track and field assistant coach at Indiana State University, is tasked with overseeing the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships and shares the joys and trials of hosting an NCAA championship.

Isch Steps Down, Plans to Make More Time for Family

Jim Isch, a man accustomed to challenging meetings and tough questions, hurried into his fourth-floor office during one of his final weeks and prepared for a conversation he would rather not have.

Home of the Brave

Fourteen years ago, Julio Luevano embarked on a covert journey across the Mexican border to settle in a humble Indiana town. Now, his days are filled with maintenance work, family, soccer and studying for a degree finally within his reach.

One of the boys

Brady Antaya gives as much as he gets from Merrimack soccer, where his teammates know him as a Warrior.

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