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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Stephanie Ferri-Lewis
Stephanie Ferri-Lewis: 3 attributes learned from college sports

Emergency room doctor Stephanie Ferri-Lewis describes three transferable skills gained as a student-athlete at Pfeiffer.

Jeff Woods: 5 tips for a winning workforce transition

Jeff Woods knows what it takes to grow and develop champions in competition and in the workforce. Woods, a former University of Rhode Island track and field athlete, leveraged his college sports experiences to fuel a successful corporate and higher education career.

Florent Groberg: Committed to serve

Former Maryland distance runner put his life on the line to protect others when he was deployed in Afghanistan.

Nichole Mann
Nicole Mann: Sky is not the limit

Former Navy soccer team captain Nicole Mann suits up for a new team as NASA astronaut training for space.

Susan Robinson Fruchtl
Susan Robinson Fruchtl: Coaching the future

Former Penn State women’s basketball player, now administrator, guides student-athletes as they pursue their dreams.

Heather Taggart: Educating with a purpose

Desire to educate, learn and adapt drives former University of Wisconsin-Madison athlete to succeed in medical career.

Ken Carlson: Goals, gumption and grit

For Ken Carlson, the journey to an award-winning career making films began on the gridiron playing defense in high school.

Puffer, Johnson and Rumenapp: Prepared to serve

The lessons three former student-athletes learned at the State University of New York at Oneonta prepared them for a career of civil service.

Chris Norton: Courage to push forward

After an accident in 2010 left Chris Norton paralyzed, the former Luther College football player set his sights on a new goal.

Kelley Gay: Strength through adaptability

Learning through feedback and reflection is central to Kelley Gay’s rise up the corporate ladder at OneAmerica.

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