Life After the Game

Millions of former NCAA student-athletes are making positive impacts accross the globe on a daily basis with many crediting their success to their student-athlete academic and athletic experiences. Go here to read compelling stories about former student-athletes and how they are changing the world.

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Whitey Kapsalis: Working on a dream

Even when Paul “Whitey” Kapsalis’ dream came true, it was still a work in progress.

Sandra Magnus: Soaring to new heights

Magnus took the value of teamwork learned on the soccer field to outer space when she boarded the space shuttle Atlantis for its final mission in 2011.

Jim Crane: From the ball diamond to the board room and back

Crane’s success has gone full circle, starting on the baseball diamond at University of Central Missouri to now being the owner and chairman of the Houston Astros.

Gene Smith: Five things I’ve learned

Gene Smith, a widely recognized leader in college athletics, shares lessons that catapulted him to the top of his profession.

Ken Corigliano: Serving his country and getting down and dirty

Corigliano ran cross country at Saint Leo University from 2002-06.  He graduated magna cum laude from the institution in 2006 and now serves in the U.S. Air Force. In 2009, he was selected as the Chief of U.S. Official Government Travel Intelligence Operations for all official U.S. government international dignitary travel.

Jaime Fornetti: Teamwork, down to a science

Jaime Fornetti, a former basketball player at Albion College, brings a collaborative approach more common in athletics arenas to her science lab, where she researches breast cancer bone metastasis.

Kim Ng: Big league barrier breaker

Kim Ng forged a career in Major League Baseball immediately after finishing her softball career at the University of Chicago and rose to become its senior vice-president for baseball operations.

Jack Ford: From the football field to the court room to the small screen, he’s all about winning

An academic scholarship and an invitation to play football at Yale University led Jack Ford from a humble childhood to a renowned career in law and broadcast journalism.

Craig Virgin: Life in the fast lane

Virgin, president and founder of his own company, is no stranger to success, but he has always worked hard for his achievements.

Larry Tucker: Being a student-athlete was "principal" to his success

The former basketball standout at Lewis University leads by example in helping his Marist High School students in Chicago set goals, work hard and never give up.

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