Summer 2018

DII leaders: Census affirms strategic plan

As Division II prepares for a midterm assessment of its six-year strategic plan, the results of a new membership census will serve as a compass guiding the division’s future objectives and initiatives.

Before Point Loma twins were runners, they played them on TV

Brianna and Marissa Bartello, now leaders on the Point Loma cross country and track and field teams, first laced up their running shoes as actors, not as runners. The two portrayed Sue Heck’s middle school cross country teammates on “The Middle.”

Para-athlete leads by example, showing kids with disabilities what’s possible

Coaches who first noticed Tanner Wright’s arm quickly took notice of his effort. Minds changed. That’s what Wright, now a kicker on McMurry’s football team and a sprinter on the track team, wants patients at Dallas’ Scottish Rite Hospital to see.

How Pittsburgh college athletes learn to work a network

The Petersen Events Center, home of Pittsburgh men’s and women’s basketball, becomes a showcase for a different set of student-athlete skills once every year — the Pittsburgh athletics Career Networking Night.

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