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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Christina Drake: Lighting the way

A trailblazer for her family and at her college, Christina Drake continues to break boundaries at her organization today.

Samantha Peszek: Finding her voice

Sam Peszek, an NCAA champion and Olympic medalist, finds her voice as she motivates others to pursue their passion.

Jerrell Moore: Using relationships to find success

Jerrell Moore, a former all-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference lineman, learned the value of relationships and investing in others’ growth in life while playing college football.

Heather Lyke: The sporty type

Former Michigan softball player Heather Lyke cites experience as making her a better person and athletics director.

Christopher Howard: Advocate for Education

Christopher Howard is one of the NCAA’s 2016 Silver Anniversary Award winners in honor of being a distinguished former student-athlete 25 years removed from the end of his college playing career.

J. Ofori Agboka: Humble and hungry

J. Ofori Agboka took the importance of teamwork he learned as a college athlete into the business world, where he assembles talent as GM’s HR director.

Joe Juneau: Scoring Goals in Life

Joe Juneau balanced classwork, hockey and learning English at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Now the former Olympian coaches and mentors kids.

LaChina Robinson: Living to Inspire

A reluctant path to basketball changed LaChina Robinson’s trajectory in life. As the only one of 16 children in her blended family to earn a college degree, the Wake Forest alum now inspires others as a broadcaster and role model.

Naret Viravong: A wrestler’s American dream

Naret Viravong escaped his homeland of Laos for safety in a Thailand refugee camp. Now he’s living the American dream as a consultant to orthopedic spine surgeons.

Russell Maryland: A Duty To Serve

Russell Maryland won a lot of games as a University of Miami (Florida) football player, but a vital part of his college experience was being mentored by coaches and professors. Now Maryland pays it back by guiding youth in the right direction.

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