Summer 2014

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.

The more things change …

Faculty reps' athletics involvement predates the NCAA, but their organization is just 25 years old.

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.

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