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  • Jeremy Towns

    As a senior, Samford University’s Jeremy Towns served as a backup on the defensive line and saw action in all 11 games during the 2012 season. He finished with 36 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 2013. Towns has been on the dean’s list and earned Southern Conference Academic All-Conference honors, majoring in sports medicine.

  • Justin Bullock

    Justin L. Bullock is a mid-distance runner on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s men’s track and field team. As a junior last season, he earned his second All-America honor in indoor track and field as a member of the distance medley relay team.  The senior chemical engineering major volunteered last summer in the epidemiology department at a hospital in Mexico.

  • Iosua Siliva

    A defensive end for Austin Peay State University’s football team, senior Iosua A. Siliva played eight games during the 2013 season, missing four due to a leg fracture. He started in all 11 contests in 2012, making 28 total tackles. He is a four-time member of the president’s list, along with three other semesters on the dean’s list.   A Vailoa, America Samoa, native, Siliva is on track to graduate in May with a 3.89 GPA in agriculture with a concentration in sustainable development.

  • Jonathan Coleman

    A defensive back for the Kansas State Wildcats, senior Jonathan Coleman had three tackles in eight career games. He’s actively involved in community service efforts, including coordinating food drives for the holidays and collecting gifts for families in need. He also volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club and Humane Society.

  • Kevin Junior Ware

    As a guard for the University of Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team, Kevin Ware scored at least five points off the bench on 18 occasions, including scoring eight or more points five times in his last 12 games
    as a sophomore. He was a Big East Tournament Champion, NCAA National Champion (2012-13), on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and a Big East Scholar, all in 2012-13.

  • Lance Gray

    Junior Lance Gray, a member of Oklahoma State University’s track and cross-country teams, logged two top 10 finishes last year: seventh in the 400 meters at the Tulsa Duels (50.85) and eighth in the 800 meters
    at the 2013 Michael Johnson Classic (1:54.08). He is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society.

  • Dorian Hairston

    A right-handed outfielder for the University of Kentucky’s baseball team, sophomore Dorian Hairston batted .286 and had a .375 on-base percentage in limited time in his freshman year. In the 2014 season,
    he’s batting .500. Hairston made the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in fall 2013 for highest GPA on the team.

  • Jordan Hibbert

    Playing at defense/mid-field for Adelphi University’s men’s soccer team, senior biology major Jordan Hibbert started and played in 14 games and registered nine shots in 2013. He also helped the team reach the Northeast-10 semifinals in their first year in the conference. He made the Academic All-Conference Team in 2013. The year before, he recorded a game-winning goal in a 1-0 win against Princeton University.

  • Hau'oli Kaniaupio Kikaha

    Hau’oli Kikaha, a defensive end for the University of Washington’s football team, started in every game during the 2013 season, finishing with 13.0 sacks, just 1.5 sacks shy of the Husky record. He was the defensive
    MVP in the Fight Hunger Bowl, tallying three quarterback sacks, a forced fumble and nine total tackles.  Kikaha spent the summer of 2013 studying in Tahiti.

  • Marcus Paige

    Marcus Paige is the first point guard on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s men’s basketball team to earn first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors as a sophomore since 1976. He leads the Tar Heels in scoring (17.4 points per game) and free-throw percentage this season, and is one of six finalists for the Bob Cousy Award.


  • Kierra Smith

    Kierra Smith is an intermediate hurdler on the women’s track and field team at Augustana College. She was an NCAA Division III All-American in 2013, finishing seventh in the 400-meter hurdles at the outdoor national meet. Also in 2013, Smith was named co-MVP for Augustana after both the indoor and outdoor seasons. A senior political science and accounting major, she received the 2013 Advancing Women in Accounting Scholarship from the Illinois CPA Society.

  • Kastine Evans

    In her senior year, Kastine Evans has played for the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team for four years.  She is sixth on the team in scoring this year, shooting 32 percent from three-point territory. The business management major was awarded UK’s Darrell A. VanMeter Community Service Award after creating her own nonprofit organization called “Shooting at Success,” which teaches children strong character development, how to establish dynamic and powerful personalities and how to achieve in academics and life.

  • Louise van den Heuvel

    Louise van den Heuvel is a twotime All-American in indoor track and field, earning both distinctions as a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s distance medley relay team. She currently holds the MIT school record in the indoor mile. She is a member of the MIT Student-Athlete Advisory Committee executive committee and treasurer of the MIT chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

  • Tia Gibbs

    University of Louisville senior Tia Gibbs is averaging 8 points and 3.1 rebounds per game this year. She scored a careerhigh 23 points at Oklahoma this season.  As a business major, Gibbs has been on the dean’s list and athletic director’s honor roll for four consecutive years.  She devotes her free time to community service organizations, among them, Girls on the Run and Habitat for Humanity.

  • Glory Zhou

    As one of the strongest singles players on Benedict College’s women’s tennis team, Senior Glory T. Zhou was named to the SIAC All-Conference First Team in singles. On the academic dean’s list, Zhou, a native of Mutare, Zimbabwe, is a prospective spring 2014 summa cum laude graduate majoring in environmental health science.

  • Jessica Glennie

    A member of the rowing team, Jessica Glennie helped the University of Texas at Austin second varsity 8+ team place third at the Big 12 Championship in the 2012-2013 season. The senior architecture major and Auckland, New Zealand, native is a three-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll winner and the 2013 CRCA National Scholar-Athlete.

  • Terae Sweeting

    A junior accounting major from Nassau, The Bahamas, Terae Sweeting is an outside hitter on Benedict College’s women’s volleyball team.In 2013, she was named to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) All-Conference Volleyball Team. As a sophomore, Sweeting had a .273 hitting percentage. She’s a student member of the board of trustees and on the All-Conference Academic Team in three sports: softball, volleyball and track.

  • Ashlee Guay

    Currently in her junior year, child development major Ashlee Guay is a starting guard on the women’s basketball team at California State University, Northridge. Named Big West Player of the Year, Guay ranks 25th nationally in 3-point field goal percentage (43 percent), playing an average of 33.3 minutes per game. She has racked up 527 points with 132 assists, averaging 16 points per game.

  • Elisha Hande

    A junior economics major who hails from Cheltenham, England, Elisha Hande is a nationally ranked doubles tennis player at North Carolina State University with a 4.0 GPA. She led the Wolfpack women’s team with
    20 singles and 11 dual single wins during the 2012-2013 season. She also mentors elementary school children in leadership and communication skills.

  • Maritza Hayes

    A defender on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s women’s soccer team, senior psychology major Maritza Hayes was team captain during her sophomore and junior years. A 2013 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar, Hayes was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2012-2013. She was named to the University of Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for five semesters.

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