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<br /> VOLUME 7 · ISSUE 3<br /> SUMMER 2014<br /> Optimum Trajectory<br /> Some questions from SAAC – and Homecoming: U.S. veterans return to Wilmington still running for fallen<br /> some answers from Mark Emmert civilian life through college sports teammate who never finished her race<br /> In the mountainous desert of New Mexico, Kendall Spencer pushes<br /> himself and the voice of Division I student-athletes forward<br /> www.NCAAChampionMagazine.org<br /> <br /> Contents<br /> 6<br /> FEATURES<br /> 38 Louder than Ever<br /> Champion invited three student-athletes to share<br /> their thoughts with the NCAA president.<br /> 56 46 Unfinished<br /> After Jenna Parlette collapsed at the finish line,<br /> <a title="Summer 2014 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=1"> VOLUME 7 · ISSUE 3 SUMMER 2014 </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=2"> </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=3"> Contents 6 FEATURES </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=4"> 1,000 WORDS Baseball fans toss around balloons a</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=5"> </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=6"> is a registered trademark of the National Collegi</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=7"> Lead-Off Our mission is to illustrate how good pe</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=8"> Lead-Off Pitcher demonstrates why athletics matt</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=9"> POINT OF VIEW “Gee – th</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=10"> Lead-Off LETTERS TO THE Photo opps abound at C</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=11"> You don’t have to be a fanatic to be a fan of DII</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=12"> 10CHAMPION SUMMER 2014</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=13"> NCAANews Moved to action A runner’s tale of battl</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=14"> NCAANews The Right Track Illinois honors </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=15"> NCAANews Mannie Jackson </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=16"> The Enterprise Way What I learned about teamw</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=17"> Briefs NCAANews SECOND QUARTER Brain Trust NCAA,</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=18"> NCAANews Briefs Symposium examines ethics of col</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=19"> NCAANews PLAY IT FORWARD Picking Up the Pie</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=20"> NCAANews Grants to fund research with practical </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=21"> PLAYING RULES Panel revises airborne shooter r</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=22"> WIN OR LOSE, IT’S WHERE YOU CELEBRATE THE GAME. </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=23"> SideLines ND MN START Fargo Bismarck WI Minneapol</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=24"> SideLines MEDIA REVIEW COMPILED BY AMY WIMMER SC</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=25"> SideLines PUZZLERS COMPILED BY GARY K. JOHNSON </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=26"> Faces of NCAA the What Softball Teaches Me: Geo</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=27"> Faces of the NCAA SOME COACHES THINK YOU H</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=28"> Faces of the NCAA SWARTHMORE COLLEGE</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=29"> Faces of the NCAA My Biggest Win: Jeffrey</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=30"> Faces of the NCAA Sister Act Felician tradition </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=31"> Rowing Captain Erin O’Connell spent a career prep</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=32"> Faces of the NCAA Speaking from Experience </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=33"> Cellular Networking A Minnesota Duluth football p</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=34"> Faces of the NCAA A Pitch in Time The knuckle cu</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=35"> Faces of the NCAA </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=36"> On the Cover One Giant Leap Kendall </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=37"> S U M M E R 2 0 1 4 C H A M P I O N 35</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=38"> On the Cover S</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=39"> On the Cover UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO PHOTO ON </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=40"> 38CHAMPION SUMMER 2014</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=41"> Louder Than Ever To mark the rising volume </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=42"> S tudent-athlete well-being has</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=43"> just before the tournament began, and we were tal</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=44"> Shanteona Shanteona Keys will </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=45"> a SAAC, we wrestled with whether to push the limi</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=46"> ON THE NBA’s ONE-AND-DONE RULE … Keys: If the NBA</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=47"> Chelsea Shoemaker graduated from the Rochester In</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=48"> 46CHAMPION SUMMER 2014 TRACI GRODNER PHOTO</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=49"> Unfinished Jenna </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=50"> 48 T he ER nurse near the finish </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=51"> Jenna pushes her body beyond its limits on a hot </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=52"> 50 thinks about is the friend she left back in W</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=53"> hands – she doesn’t look like the daughter Lisa k</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=54"> 52 vin’s mother is on the phone. “Cam was h</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=55"> Wilmington runners struggled after Jenna’s death.</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=56"> Jenna’s room (left) in Miamisburg remains untouch</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=57"> white iPhone, touching the screen because it’s as</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=58"> 56CHAMPION SUMMER 2014</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=59"> I T’S ONTHE CUSP OF SPRING but below zer</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=60"> 58 A U.s. after</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=61"> Richard Small, though not a veteran himself. “But</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=62"> 60 “It gave me something to focus on while I was</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=63"> “He got our program going,” coach Steve Gulley sa</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=64"> 62 dangers of the battlefield and IEDs as the in</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=65"> his commitment to go to school, to play ball, by </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=66"> </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=67"> NCAAInsider COPPIN STATE UNIVERSITY PHOTO Gr</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=68"> NCAAInsider ASSOCIATION-WIDE institutions are b</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=69"> NCAAInsider ASSOCIATION-WIDE Investigators go bac</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=70"> NCAAInsider DIVISION I/NATIONAL COLLEGIATE UCon</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=71"> NCAAInsider DIVISION I/NATIONAL COLLEGIATE COM</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=72"> </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=73"> SPORT GRAPHICS ILLUSTRATION Is it time to elimina</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=74"> By Rachel Stark H opscotch and jumping</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=75"> NCAAInsider DIVISION II COMMITTEE REVIEW Leg</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=76"> NCAAInsider DIVISION III Legislation to ease rec</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 77" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=77"> NCAAInsider DIVISION III Committees call for </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 78" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=78"> NCAAInsider DIVISION III </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 79" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=79"> Calendar NCAAInsider </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 80" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=80"> That’s why LG, an official corporate partner of </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 81" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=81"> Championships APRIL - JULY, 2014 </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 82" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=82"> Championships DIVISION I/NATIONAL COLLEGIATE </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 83" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=83"> DI WOMEN’S GOLF TEAM RESULTS 1st: Duke, 293-285</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 84" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=84"> Championships DIVISION I/NATIONAL COLLEGIATE U</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 85" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=85"> DI WOMEN’S LACROSSE The entire Division</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 86" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=86"> Championships DIVISION I/NATIONAL COLLEGIATE </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 87" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=87"> DI WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 88" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=88"> Championships DIVISION I/NATIONAL COLLEGIATE DI</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 89" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=89"> Championships DIVISION I/NATIONAL COLLEGIATE DI</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 90" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=90"> Championships DIVISION I/NATIONAL COLLEGIATE </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 91" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=91"> NATIONAL COLLEGIATE MEN’S GYMNASTICS TEAM RES</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 92" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=92"> Championships DIVISION II </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 93" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=93"> DII WOMEN’S GOLF Entering the season, mem</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 94" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=94"> Championships DIVISION II </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 95" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=95"> DII MEN’S TENNIS SEMIFINALS West Florida 5, Arm</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 96" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=96"> Championships DIVISION II </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 97" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=97"> Calyl Robinson (right) of Limestone moves to shoo</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 98" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=98"> Championships DIVISION III </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 99" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=99"> DIII WOMEN’S LACROSSE Salisbury and T</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 100" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=100"> Championships DIVISION III DIII WOMEN’S OUTDO</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 101" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=101"> JUSTIN TAFOYA / NCAA PHOTOS Gabby Devlin of Amhe</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 102" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=102"> Championships DIVISION III DIII BASEBALL CHAMP</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 103" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=103"> DIII SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Salisbury 2, T</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 104" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=104"> Championships DIVISION III </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 105" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=105"> DIII MEN’S LACROSSE SEMIFINALS </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 106" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=106"> UNILEVER IS A PROUD PARTNER OF THE NCAA </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 107" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=107"> TheNCAARecord Howard soccer comeback will start i</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 108" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=108"> TheNCAARecord ATHLETICS DIRECTORS continued fro</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 109" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=109"> Elvis Moya as its associate athletics director fo</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 110" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=110"> TheNCAARecord ASSOCIATE ADs continued from page</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 111" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=111"> TheNCAARecord ics director for external operat</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 112" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=112"> TheNCAARecord COACHES </a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 113" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=113"> Shawn Nelson as its next head coach … Dominican (</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 114" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=114"> TheNCAARecord COACHES continued from page 111 r</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 115" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=115"> TheNCAARecord coach. Dilanni spent the past 11</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 116" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=116"> TheNCAARecord COACHES continued from page 113 M</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 117" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=117"> TheNCAARecord TERRELL LLOYD / SAN JOSE</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 118" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=118"> TheNCAARecord OBITUARIES {INMEMORIAM:JOHNROWLAND</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 119" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=119"> TheNCAARecord OBITUARIES came when he obtained</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 120" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=120"> TheNCAARecord OBITUARIES {INMEMORIAM:DONMEYER} C</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 121" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=121"> TheNCAARecord OBITUARIES {INMEMORIAM:JOHNSERVATI}</a> <a title="Summer 2014 page 122" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62f5a2ac?page=122"> LookingBack The more things change... 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