U.S. Naval Academy

2021 Gerald R. Ford Award: David Robinson

David Robinson’s post-basketball life is filled with successes in family, philanthropy and business.

CSMAS forms new concussion advisory group

A new concussion advisory group will soon be formed to help guide the implementation of accepted best practices on campus.

Nichole Mann
Nicole Mann: Sky is not the limit

Former Navy soccer team captain Nicole Mann suits up for a new team as NASA astronaut training for space.

DI group issues survey on revenue distribution

A group working to ensure the Division I revenue distribution plan reflects the division’s values is surveying Division I members about potential changes to the way Division I revenues are distributed to member schools.

Student-athletes among 2016 Rhodes Scholars

Four of the 32 students selected this week as Rhodes Scholars are current or former NCAA student-athletes. Each will receive a fully funded opportunity to study at the University of Oxford in England for at least two years. Each scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year.

Jason Hardebeck: From the love of sport to infinity and beyond

When Jason Hardebeck entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1983, he wanted to be an F-14 Tomcat fighter jet pilot before moving on to become an astronaut. His dreams to soar were inspired by the newly released Hollywood blockbuster movie Top Gun. But much as Tom Cruise’s character Maverick’s journey didn’t turn out as planned, neither did Hardebeck’s.

In their own words: Scott Strasemeier

The U.S. Naval Academy’s senior associate athletics director for sports information is currently in his 26th year at the academy.

In their own words: John Dowd

The former offensive guard for Navy is a native of Staten Island, N.Y., and was 11 years old on 9/11. On Sept. 11, 2010, Dowd ran onto the field for a game against Georgia Southern carrying an American flag that had previously been flown over special-operations bases in Afghanistan, raised at the World Trade Center site, and was returned to Ground Zero for the 10th anniversary of 9/11

In their own words: Brian Stann

A former Navy linebacker, Stann graduated in 2003 and went on to serve two tours in combat overseas. He received the Silver Star for his leadership in battle in Iraq.

2012 Silver Anniversary Award recipient: David Robinson

David Robinson, the 1987 United States Naval Academy graduate and Naismith Men's College Player of the Year, holds 30 different school records. The first pick in the NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs was named one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest...

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