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Fall Senior CLASS Award winners excel in classroom and community as well as on the field

by Laurie Bollig January 05, 2010 in

Leaders on their teams. Community servants. Outstanding students in the classroom. The 2009 fall sports season ended with compelling national championship tournaments, deserving recognition for three… Continue Reading

Peterson and Yeisley represent “all the good kids” in winning the Senior CLASS Award

by Maria Burns Ortiz December 14, 2009 in Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer The student athletes who least expect recognition often deserve it most. They are the ones who excel in the classroom and at athletics. The ones who give up their free time to volunteer in their… Continue Reading

Tebow’s biggest thrills have come from making a difference in the lives of those around him

by Ron Higgins November 30, 2009 in Football We all get caught up in who wins and who loses every week in college football. There’s controversial officiating, questionable coaching decisions and off-the-field problems that sometimes… Continue Reading

Army women’s soccer standout Elizabeth Betterbed believes in character first

by Michael Lewis November 16, 2009 in Women's Soccer Elizabeth Betterbed seems to be the living embodiment of the old Army recruiting slogan: Be all you can be. As a senior at the United States Military Academy, Betterbed is ranked No. 1 in her… Continue Reading

Kansas safety Darrell Stuckey gets the most out of every day

by Brett McMurphy November 02, 2009 in Football Kansas senior Darrell Stuckey laughs when he remembers what he was thinking when he first arrived on the Lawrence, Kan., campus five years ago. “When I first got here, I wasn’t going to do… Continue Reading

Statistics don’t tell the whole story of Dartmouth’s Myra Sack

by Eric Anderson October 19, 2009 in Women's Soccer Angie Hind knows a good soccer player when she sees one. She played at the game’s top level in her native Scotland, spending 17 years with FC Kilmarnock and three years with the Scottish national… Continue Reading

Gregory’s work ethic and community service habits were built on the farm

by Dennis Dodd October 05, 2009 in Football When Kurtis Gregory was notified he had been nominated for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, the first thing that came to mind was, well, Lowe’s. “Do you know if a $1,000 gift card comes with… Continue Reading

Juvenile diabetes hasn’t slowed men’s and women’s soccer standouts

by Michael Lewis September 21, 2009 in Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer It is difficult enough to be a successful student-athlete these days. Add a disease such as diabetes and the challenge becomes even greater. Two college soccer players have managed not only to… Continue Reading

Texas quarterback Colt McCoy has designs on the perfect senior season and a national title

by Steve Richardson September 07, 2009 in Football Texas senior quarterback Colt McCoy grew up dreaming about playing college football at Abilene Christian where his father, Brad, once was a safety. That seemed like an appropriate goal for a skinny… Continue Reading

Seniors and Their Experience Can Be a Team’s Glue

by Carl Dubois May 24, 2009 in Baseball Because of its developmental nature, baseball might have more nomadic athletes than any other college sport. A player can sign with a Division I program as a high school senior, elect to transfer to… Continue Reading

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