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Helping a Neighbor

An EF3 tornado struck Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 21, as most of the city’s residents slept.

Hope for 44 Others

Wearing the No. 44 jersey, Andrew Smith was a key contributor to the most successful period in Butler University basketball history.

Cross Their Hearts

University of Virginia student-athletes Ryan Lukacovic and Michael Rhoads took up riding for a reason.

Sister School Support

After a Lubbock Christian volleyball player had emergency surgery, Oklahoma Christian students took it upon themselves to help a friend.

Feeding Their Souls

Neumann University emphasizes five values for its student body: reverence, integrity, service, excellence and stewardship. Each was on display when the field hockey team sacrificed a home game to serve others.

Filling Backpacks, Stomachs - and Hearts

When Jenna Maury isn’t stuffing the stat sheet on the softball field or facts into her head for an upcoming psychology exam, she is cramming food into backpacks for needy families in her hometown of Lawton, Michigan.

Plugged Into Life

Since beating cancer in 2009, Caitlyn Mortus’ mission has been to provide that opportunity to children fighting life-threatening illnesses through what she calls “social healing.”

A Load Off Their Feet

Vanderbilt University athletics likes to offer unique opportunities on an overseas trip for student-athletes. But this year, the adventure wasn’t just exciting but historic: a chance to visit Cuba.

Seniors’ Prom

Thanks to 25 college athletes at Rogers State University, residents of an area assisted-living center relived a special moment: prom night. The Hillcats Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosted a senior prom, complete with a prom king and queen, for residents at The Brookfield, an assisted-living center in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Thinking Globally

Sarah Nieburg spent her childhood traveling for soccer, but last summer it took the Randolph-Macon College student-athlete farther than ever: to rural Ghana, where she spent six weeks encouraging gender empowerment through sport.

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