Life After the Game

Millions of former NCAA student-athletes are making positive impacts across 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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Patricia Melton: Running toward a purpose

Patricia Melton has faced many challenges in her life, but nothing she could not handle. The former Yale University track star and current executive director of New Haven Promise gives back so others can obtain an education and useful professional experience.

Travis Dorsch: Master of many domains

Combining a love for learning with a passion to give back to the sports that gave him so much, former Purdue University multisport athlete Travis Dorsch has found his true calling as a developmental researcher and assistant professor at Utah State University.

Carol Stiff pivots from college athlete to ESPN executive

Carol Stiff has established herself as a leader in women’s college sports, having worked at ESPN for more than 20 years and helping shape programming and content for espnW. Stiff credits the lessons learned in college sports for her success in life.

Drew Meyer is translating athletics success in college to achievement in business

Drew Meyer, a former All-America baseball player from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, who also played professionally, went back to school to finish what he started. He completed his degree.

Pellom McDaniels: 5 lessons college sports taught me

For Pellom McDaniels, a former Oregon State University football player, sport played a large role in his life. After college, he went on to play in the NFL, earned a Ph.D. in American studies, and then joined the faculty at Emory University.

Brent Lang: 5 lessons college sports taught me

Brent Lang is a four-time NCAA champion and Olympic gold medalist swimmer from the University of Michigan. While his athletic accomplishments in college and beyond were extraordinary, Lang also thrived in the classroom and went on to become president and CEO of a successful company.

April Holmes has always had a need for speed

April Holmes is a former track and field student-athlete from Norfolk State University. Despite losing one of her legs below the knee in a freak accident, Holmes became not only a successful motivational speaker and author but also a multi-medal winner in the Paralympics as a sprinter.

Dr. Tamyra Rogers: Former Oklahoma women’s basketball standout takes on obesity epidemic

Former University of Oklahoma basketball star Dr. Tamyra Rogers once fought to keep the school’s basketball program alive. She succeeded and the challenge would prepare her for what came next. Since graduating in 1990, she has engaged in a more daunting battle – combating America’s obesity epidemic.

Matt Grace and Sean Joiner: Teammates beyond the gridiron

When Matt Grace and Sean Joiner put on their football pads at Catholic University for the first time, they hoped they would leave college with great memories, cherished friendships and academic degrees that prepared them for the real world. Little did they know just how formative those years would be.

Lisa Caputo: Field of dreams

From the competition field to public service to the private sector, Lisa Caputo knows what it takes to succeed.


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