We're looking for stories
that illustrate how being an NCAA student-athlete translates into success later
in life. If you know a former college
athlete with a compelling story, send us your ideas, videos, photos and/or
links to your published work or stories you’ve seen elsewhere and we will
consider it for use on the NCAA After the Game web page.
If your idea is
selected, we will ask for photos of the former athlete from his/her collegiate playing
days and current photos of he/she in the workplace. An NCAA communications staff
member will reach out to you if we pursue your idea or use any media you’ve
attached. Content areas are:
Life After the Game is
a series of stories that highlight the accomplishments of college players after
sports and the lessons learned through the student-athlete experience that help
them achieve their goals in life.
it Forward showcases how former college athletes
continue to give back locally and globally through community service.
NCAA After the Game Career Center includes original content
and links to published stories and blog posts that provide job seeking advice and
hiring best practices.
Health and Wellness includes stories and blog
posts on how to stay healthy and well after college.
Where Are They Now reflects briefly on the success a student-athlete had
in in NCAA athletic competition and what he or she is doing now.
(e.g. In the 1989 season opener, United States Air Force Academy's
Dee Dowis set the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision record for most rushing
touchdowns scored by a quarterback in a single game. He made six successful
runs against San Diego State University and now works as a manager for Pfizer
What People Are Saying are your testimonies on the overall impact the student-athlete
experience has in preparing them for life, how the leadership laboratory of
college sports helped them succeed in his or her chosen profession, as well as employers
talking about the benefits of hiring and working with former college athletes.