Summer 2014

Moved to action

A moving personal story shared by a teammate led Muhlenberg College junior Jason Leitmeyer to intervene in an apparent suicide attempt and possibly save a young girl’s life.

Cellular networking

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

UConn wins on court, in classroom

The UConn men’s basketball team went from tournament ineligibility for academic reasons to winning the championship while earning a perfect single-year Academic Progress Rate. Here’s how.

Community, championships come together in Division II

This was the first year Division II hosted community engagement events at each of its championship events.

Rowing captain

Erin O’Connell, the athletics director at Seattle Pacific, is USRowing’s first woman president since it formed in 1982.

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.

Strength in numbers

Adrian President Jeffrey Docking led the addition of 19 sports teams and several new campus facilities, from a football stadium to an ice rink.

Q&A: Anthony Maccaglia

Oglethorpe junior Anthony Maccaglia made history this summer as the first Division III golfer to compete in the Palmer Cup.

His winning decision

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

Grant program aids limited-resource schools

The first recipients of the NCAA Accelerated Academic Success Program, Cal State Northridge, Coppin State, Jackson State, Morehead State, Norfolk State and Tennessee State used the funding from the pilot program in the 2013-14 academic year to help enhance their academic performance.

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