Spring 2015

Summer Suit

Colgate University junior Jake Danehy’s fondest childhood memories were formed in Fair Harbor, a little village on New York’s Fire Island. When the men’s lacrosse player and geography major decided to combine two other passions into a fledgling business, he relied on his memories of that little beach town to create a new brand of swimwear.

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.

Right Place, Right Time

Bob King didn’t want his career in collegiate athletics administration to be nomadic. Finding the right fit was a priority, and he has more than accomplished this goal as he is in the process of completing his 22nd year as the director of athletics at Trinity University in San Antonio.

Cancer Crusaders

Joe Vicario knows how to battle. Start with his birth defect, Goldenhar syndrome, which left him without a left ear, left lung and left thumb and with a malformed aortic heart valve. It led to 28 surgeries before age 12.

Filmmaking in the Fast Lane

“Tracktown” is the second film for Alexi Pappas and Jeremy Teicher, who both attended Dartmouth College. Pappas earned her undergraduate degree in creative writing just before competing in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.

Playing to Remember

Two hours before sunset on June 3, Texas A&M University-Commerce basketball player La’Tisha Hearne pointed her black Nissan Maxima south, crossed four lanes and a wide median and was just a few feet from ensuring that no one in the car would ever remember that intersection. Then a green semi barreled into the right rear door.

Far and Away

When does a Division I men’s soccer coach look at a record of 2-4-2 and call that result “inconsequential”? When those games – played during the school’s January term – were supposed to provide a cultural experience, not an athletic conquest.

Life After Death

University of New Haven volleyball player Ashley Dalton collapsed, and her heart stopped. Then, she came back – to life and to volleyball.

Binge Control

In January, Division III and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators launched 360 Proof, a new online tool designed to help members better address alcohol use and abuse on their campuses and to encourage collaboration between athletics departments and student affairs personnel.

Making It Theirs

Blacktop Creative has cultivated brands for 14 years – it counts Hallmark, Applebee’s and Chick-fil-A among its clients. But when Division II hired the marketing firm last April to develop a new brand campaign, Blacktop entered uncharted territory.

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