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The Hits Kept Coming

The day started simply enough for the Florida State second baseman, but Marshall McDougall will never forget May 9, 1999.

Home-Court Success

Chuck Gordon spent 13 years as director of athletics at Emory. In one sport, though, another Gordon left behind a record-breaking legacy.

‘Once in a Lifetime’

Jennifer Martinez, now a professor at Evergreen State College, teaches her students about biology. But 10 years ago, while competing in softball at St. Joseph’s College (Long Island), she was schooling the opposition.

The Shot of a Lifetime

In the late 1990s, one of the most sought-after high school recruits in the nation didn’t play basketball or football. Instead, he was a marksman from Mount Holly, New Jersey, who had already set a junior world record as a 16-year-old in the 50-meter rifle three-position event.

Room in This Margin

In 1981, with most of its NCAA championship-winning roster returning from the year before – including four first-team All-Americans – expectations were lofty for the Stanford University men’s water polo team.

Net Results

With his pedigree as a member of the Nigerian national soccer team headed for the 1976 Montreal Olympics, big things were expected of Thompson Usiyan when he arrived at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Nearly 40 years later, his 109 goals and 255 points in just 49 games at Appalachian State have never come close to being matched.

This Cup Runneth Over

A nine-minute walk by way of Clinton Street is all that separates Hartwick College from the State University of New York at Oneonta. On one side of Clinton sit the campuses; on the other is the town itself, known as the “City of Hills” and home to 14,000 residents.

A Real Goal-Getter

Not only did Jackie Sileo finish her career at LIU Post in 2014 as the NCAA all-time leader with 564 points and 369 assists, but she also led the Pioneers to NCAA titles in 2012 and 2013.

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.

A Rush of Energy

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

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