Profiles

“They definitely worried at first.”

Despite being legally blind, long snapper Aaron Golub was offered a preferred walk-on spot at Tulane and expects to compete for the starting job.

Cellular networking

A Minnesota Duluth football player battling cancer, an alumnus who works in stem cell research, and an unlikely connection.

“I don’t really talk about it.”

A tenacious, aggressive student-athlete who competes on the soccer field at the University of Florida has an equally tenacious, aggressive lineage.

The right track

After trotting the globe both as a player and a team owner, Mannie Jackson is helping students at his alma mater envision success.

His winning decision

This spring, the Central College (Iowa) softball coach became the first in Division III to win 1,000 games.

Sister act

For 12 years, a sister in the Van Dyke family has played second base for Felician. This year, that streak ends when the youngest graduates.

Long-term commitment

Coach, mentor, friend: Lynn Schweizer has touched many lives through her sweeping involvement at Denison

Fast mover

Nnenna Akotaobi is only five years removed from her playing days, but her passion for diversity and working with student-athletes has already lifted the Swarthmore University Associate Director of Athletics to a spot on the Division III Management Council.

One giant leap

Kendall Spencer competes in track and field for the University of New Mexico and is in training for the Olympic trials. But for now, he is the face of the Division I student-athlete voice in the NCAA.

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