Winter 2015

New role, familiar result for Virginia

The University of Virginia, which atypically entered this year’s tournament as an underdog,  defeated the No. 2 seed, UCLA, 4-2 in penalty kicks in the tournament final Dec. 14 in Cary, North Carolina.

Starting slow, finishing big

Discovering her career dream helped Asia Foster make up for lost time. She’s a standout on and off the court at Brooklyn College.

Breakthrough performance

When Elmira College made its debut in women’s ice hockey, the program wasn’t the only thing in its first year; all the players except two were freshmen. One of those first-year students, however, became perhaps the best player in Division III women’s ice hockey history.

His Goal, Reached

When Champion profiled Josh Brooks two years ago, he was the assistant athletics director for internal operations at the University of Georgia, coordinating travel for the Bulldogs football team. He has since become an athletics director.

Celebrating the Champion

My first experience with Champion magazine in summer 2011 was probably similar to others from outside the NCAA membership who come across it. I had no idea it existed.

Limit head trauma by reducing potential for collisions

As a former NCAA Division I student-athlete and coach, and now an athletics director, I have had a front-row seat to important discussions of head trauma in athletics.

Dear Committee Chair

As Division I transitions into its new governance structure this month, the chairs of the highest-profile groups within the old structure will make way for new leadership on the new Division I Board of Directors, Council and Committee on Academics. With years of experience to draw from, these four leaders offer words of wisdom to the new recruits.

One Kidney Donated, Two Lives Saved

Collegiate Water Polo Association Commissioner Dan Sharadin donated a kidney to save his wife – and saved himself, too.

An Unexpected Playbook

Jon Gordon’s writing career that was, in part, spawned by experiences at Cornell has taken a surprising turn: His work resonates in training rooms and locker rooms, not simply boardrooms.

From There to Here: China Jude

China Jude’s résumé has not always pointed toward a high-level career in college athletics administration.

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