Awards and Honors

2016 Silver Anniversary Award winner: Joé Juneau

In his younger years, Joé Juneau didn’t yearn to start a nonprofit. As a hockey player who studied aeronautics, he didn’t imagine a career outside of his sport or engineering. Somewhere along the way, though, Juneau found himself directing youth organizations in an Inuit community in Canada.

2016 Silver Anniversary Award winner: Abby Cheng

Abby Cheng was a California girl who chased her ambitions all the way to Arkansas. The lessons she learned from taking that leap during her junior and senior years of college have shaped the rest of her career and life, even coloring the advice she now imparts to her daughters.

Top college athletes to be honored by NCAA

The NCAA will honor 10 exemplary college athletes – the 2016 Today’s Top 10 Award winners – at the NCAA Convention in January. The award recognizes former student-athletes for their successes on the field, in the classroom and in the community.

Hawaii Pacific chaplain wins Pariser Award

The Rev. Dale Burke, chaplain at Hawaii Pacific The Rev. Dale Burke, longtime chaplain at Hawaii Pacific University and recipient of the 2015 Dr. Dave Pariser Faculty Mentor Award, is one of the most visible and prominent staff members on his campus

NCAA celebrates academic achievement in Division I

The NCAA has honored more than 1,100 Division I sports teams for top scores in the classroom.

NCAA Selects 2015 Walter Byers Scholarship winners

The NCAA has selected Lucinda Kauffman, a field hockey player from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, and Tofey James (T.J.) Leon IV, a swimmer from Auburn University, to receive the 2015 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship. Each student-athlete will be granted a renewable $24,000 award.

2015 Today’s Top 10: Abbey D’Agostino

D’Agostino credits her experience as a student-athlete for preparing her for a professional career as a runner, both on and off the track.

2015 Today’s Top 10: Lauren Battista

Battista, a member of the 2014 Division II national champion Bentley women’s basketball team, graduated summa cum laude and helped bring a Team IMPACT child to campus.

2015 Today’s Top 10: Shannon Vreeland

The swimmer won Olympic gold when she was a college student and has gone on to earn her degree. Up next? Law school and, perhaps, another medal.

2015 Today’s Top 10: Mark Thomas

Thomas was overlooked after high school, but became one of Division II’s top players. His hopes of a professional basketball career overseas were derailed by a rare heart condition.

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