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6 college presidents who played college sports

A successful college president is a strong leader and a team player — two characteristics also found in NCAA student-athletes. So it is no surprise that several college presidents were once college athletes themselves.

How this Georgetown basketball alum empowers girls in her home country

When Kike Rafiu started playing basketball in Nigeria, she struggled to find two things: a good pair of shoes and encouragement to continue the sport. The Georgetown alum created Girls Rise Up to fix that for the next generation.

Listen: Leadership Lessons

This podcast episode of the College Sports Insider with Jack Ford features Paul Kapsalis, a former Indiana soccer player and author. Kapsalis shares what he learned about leadership on his rise from a walk-on to a team captain at one of the nation’s top soccer programs.

Inaugural former NCAA student-athlete networking events kick off in Indy and Boston

Last week, NCAA After the Game held former student-athlete networking events in Indianapolis and Boston, creating an opportunity for more than 130 attendees to connect over their shared lifelong tie to college sports.

Former basketball star now mayor of her hometown

Former Miami (Florida) basketball player Tamara James is back in her hometown in Florida, trying to provide resources for kids and young adults to enjoy opportunities she didn’t have.

4 female C-Suite executives who played college sports

Research shows that participation in sports plays a crucial role in developing leadership and team-building skills for women. The benefits of athletics involvement are evident in board rooms and executive offices around the country, where women are leading their companies in big ways.

Former Wingate soccer player headed to the Oscars

Former Wingate soccer player Kerrin Sheldon is the co-producer of a documentary that has been nominated this year for an Academy Award.

Paving the Path to Pyeongchang

This month, thousands of athletes will head to South Korea to showcase their skills in the 2018 Olympic Games. They've taken different paths.

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