News Worthy

The NCAA and Sochi

Competitive fire doesn’t go away after NCAA student-athletes graduate. And that’s what has drawn an interesting mix of former athletes to U.S. Women’s Bobsled Team now competing at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. NCAA Champion Magazine wrote about a few of these athletes in a fascinating feature story that focused on bobsledders Alana Meyers, Katie Eberling and Aja Evans. Meyers was a softball player at George Washington, Eberling was an outside hitter for the Western Michigan volleyball team, and Evans was threw the shot at UNLV and Illinois. The three make up an interesting mix of athletic talent, and all of them combine nicely on the bobsled track in search of a gold medal.Student-athletes who succeed at the collegiate level have an intense dedication to athletics and competition. And these three Olympians have found a great way to channel that energy into a sport that gets a lot of publicity every four years.

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Aaron Sorenson