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Florent Groberg: Committed to serve

Former Maryland distance runner put his life on the line to protect others when he was deployed in Afghanistan.

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.

Susan Robinson Fruchtl
Susan Robinson Fruchtl: Coaching the future

Former Penn State women’s basketball player, now administrator, guides student-athletes as they pursue their dreams.

Heather Taggart: Educating with a purpose

Desire to educate, learn and adapt drives former University of Wisconsin-Madison athlete to succeed in medical career.

Ken Carlson: Goals, gumption and grit

For Ken Carlson, the journey to an award-winning career making films began on the gridiron playing defense in high school.

Puffer, Johnson and Rumenapp: Prepared to serve

The lessons three former student-athletes learned at the State University of New York at Oneonta prepared them for a career of civil service.

Tom Catena: Man on a mission

From Brown University to war-torn central Sudan, Tom Catena dedicates himself as the only trained doctor/surgeon serving close to 1 million people.

2016 NCAA Theodore Roosevelt Award: Peter Ueberroth

If not for the opportunity provided by the water polo scholarship that resulted from a tryout, the future Time magazine "Man of the Year" said he wouldn’t even have attended college. Peter Ueberroth’s experience at San Jose State served as a springboard to a career spent at the highest levels of business and sports.

Dan Jacobson: Every stroke counts

Former North Dakota swimmer Dan Jacobson pushes his limits to help feed Burmese refugees along the war-ridden Thai-Burma border.

Brian Griese: From Michigan quarterback to servant leader

Brian Griese went to the University of Michigan with a focus on earning his degree so he could make a difference. Following an 11-year career in the NFL, Griese turned his attention toward helping those who encountered similar struggles to what he faced as a youngster.

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