Olympics

Olympians Made Here

Reaching the Olympics is the ultimate accomplishment for many athletes. And for the vast majority of the U.S. national team and many international athletes, college sports played a key role in that dream.

Olympians Made Here

*/ Reaching the Olympics is the ultimate accomplishment for many athletes. And for the vast majority of the U.S. national team and many international athletes, college sports played a key role in that dream. At the 2016 Summer Games, more...

Great to the Finish

Jesse Owens lives on in history as arguably the greatest American track athlete ever, rightly remembered and revered for great and inspirational deeds – primarily for claiming four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany.

From DIII to the IOC

Anita DeFrantz rowed in college and the Olympics before her dreams of winning gold were squashed by the 1980 boycott. In the aftermath, she’s built a career working for the IOC.

Push

The skills former student-athletes honed in college propelled them to the Olympics … in a sport they'd never imagined.

Putting school on hold to chase gold

Amanda Kessel led Minnesota to a national championship last season, but won’t be returning to the ice this year. Instead, she’ll be fighting for gold in Sochi alongside America’s best, though she plans on returning to school to finish her degree and chase one more national title next year.

Billy Mills to receive NCAA’s 2014 Theodore Roosevelt Award

In January of 2014, Billy Mills will receive the NCAA’s highest honor, the Theodore Roosevelt Award. The award is given annually to an individual “for whom competitive athletics in college and attention to physical well-being thereafter have been important factors in a distinguished career of national significance and achievement.”

Mills continues to lead by example

By Brian Hendrickson NCAA.org Perceptions used to hurt Billy Mills, make him feel devalued, even led him to thoughts of suicide. Then the former All-American distance runner at Kansas realized he could draw strength from them. Now an...

NCAA student-athletes thriving at the Olympics

NCAA student-athletes - there are at least 132 current or enrolled student-athletes participating in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London – had an impressive first week of competition. Through Sunday, NCAA student-athletes have combined to...

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