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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Tony Jones: Think ahead, fly a jet

How do you go from playing college basketball to having the honor of flying Barack Obama on his first flight to Washington, D.C. as president-elect?

Amy Huchthausen: Once a leader, always a leader

Former Wisconsin-La Crosse softball student-athlete Amy Huchthausen has been a front-runner from the get-go; today she is America East Conference’s first female commissioner

Rachel Price Bell, clinical scientist, and Ronda Price Brinley, anesthesiologist

Growing up in Merrillville, Indiana, twins Ronda and Rachel Price were good students and solid outside hitters on the volleyball team, though they weren’t sure their athletic careers would extend past high school. Neither of them received much college scouting attention.

Mark Harmon
Mark Harmon: From pigskin to primetime

Mark Harmon, the Burbank-born star who calls Los Angeles his home, excelled at sports long before he ever got in front of the cameras. He was the quarterback of the UCLA Bruins’ football team during the 1972-73 seasons and graduated in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. Today he is widely recognized for his achievement in the entertainment industry. 

Linda Cohn: From breaking the ice to breaking the news

Linda Cohn enrolled at State University of New York at Oswego knowing that she had some athletic ability, and thinking she might like to pursue a career in sports. She is now a famed sports broadcaster on ESPN’s SportsCenter.

Mike Aguirre: A lifelong leader

Mike Aguirre had a unique career as a student-athlete that took him from the gridiron to testifying on behalf of fellow student-athletes before a Congressional committee before he even graduated. As a wide receiver for the Arizona State...

David Hilmers: Out of this world

Like his dad, Dr. David Hilmers could be considered something of a jack-of-all-trades. He just chose different pursuits. Hilmers started as a three-sport student-athlete before graduating summa cum laude, moved on to become a Marines...

Kristian Schroder: Passing the torch

When Kristian Schroder launched his LinkedIn group in 2008 in hopes of connecting to other former student-athletes, he had no idea how large it would become. Now more than 24,000 members strong, the NCAA Athletes in the Workspace...

Former US Secretary of Defense Bill Cohen starred at Bowdoin College before a career in which he served under President Clinton.
William Cohen: Former U.S. Secretary of Defense – a lifetime of service

Before becoming the first elected official in modern U.S. history to be chosen for Cabinet post by a president from a different party, he starred on the Bowdoin College basketball team.

Stephanie Ferri-Lewis
Stephanie Ferri-Lewis: ER physician credits composure to being a three-sport athlete

The former three-sport athlete from Pfeiffer University credits her composure to her years as a student-athlete.

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