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Breakthrough performance

When Elmira College made its debut in women’s ice hockey, the program wasn’t the only thing in its first year; all the players except two were freshmen. One of those first-year students, however, became perhaps the best player in Division III women’s ice hockey history.

His goal, reached

When Champion profiled Josh Brooks two years ago, he was the assistant athletics director for internal operations at the University of Georgia, coordinating travel for the Bulldogs football team. He has since become an athletics director.

The power of a ball

A small purchase by Wisconsin women’s ice hockey player Brittany Ammerman led to a big empowering moment for women in two small Kenyan villages. Through fundraising Ammerman helped start the Nikumbuke Women's Soccer League.

Isch steps down, plans to make more time for family

Jim Isch, a man accustomed to challenging meetings and tough questions, hurried into his fourth-floor office during one of his final weeks and prepared for a conversation he would rather not have.

A pitch in time

The knuckle curve of Vermont's George Plender might have taken him to the major leagues, but military service intervened.

Speaking from experience

Alan Hauser hopes his words of wisdom help other faculty athletics representatives advocate for student-athletes.

She has faith in them

Sister Rose Ann Fleming seeks learning solutions – and finds them, even for those who struggle in the classroom. 

A rush of energy

LaDainian Tomlinson owned the day on a north Texas afternoon 15 years ago.

Whole new ballgame

Alum returns to Colorado State to fill a new athletics role few schools have

A will and a way

He already had a resolve to work, but a life-changing moment gave him a desire to help men like himself

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