More Division III Standouts

Only 40 student-athletes were selected to be included in the Division III 40-in-40 series. But they weren’t the only ones who went on to achieve great things after their playing days.

A career of highlights

SportsCenter anchor Linda Cohn played college hockey before launching a successful sports broadcasting career.

Basketball is in their blood

Current and former NBA head coaches Stan and Jeff Van Gundy learned basketball on the Division III level before making their respective marks on the league.

Using her gifts

Joan Lange Pfinsgraff was the first female postgraduate scholarship winner in Division III history. She went on to put her medical degree to good use.

Walking tall

John Gilpatrick suffered a severe spinal injury while playing hockey at Suffolk. Several doctors told him he would never walk again. Ten years later, he walked across the stage on graduation day to receive his law degree.

His key to the world

Tom Vanaskie’s play as a football defensive back focused national attention on his athletics skills, even as the political science major’s own eyes were opened to a world of possibilities following graduation. He received Lycoming’s...

Born to run

Joan Benoit-Samuelson was a two-sport athlete at Bowdoin. She went on to become, perhaps, the most decorated female marathoner of all time.

From the pool to the high seas

Zane Havens was a swimmer and diver at Albion. Now, he’s at home in a larger body of water – he aims to be part of a team to canoe around the world.

Batting leadoff

After a successful softball career, Tracy Warren went on to become the first female sports anchor in two major markets and now practices law.

Embracing the silence

Ronda Jo Miller didn’t let being deaf stand in her way. She is one of the top Division III women’s basketball players in history, earned a tryout with a WNBA team and has taught and coached deaf children.


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