Etc...

By

Top college athletes who left a far larger mark on society As part of its centennial celebration, the governing body of sports at the university level, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, has named 100 men and women as the most influential student-athletes in its history. A panel assigned to consider both athletic and academic achievements, as well as post-college successes and lifetime legacy, made Jackie Robinson, a four-sport star at UCLA, its No. 1 pick. Some notables who missed the Top 10: Ronald Reagan, Billie Jean King, and Tiger Woods. The NCAA's 10 most influential student-athletes, their schools, and the sports in which each participated as an undergraduate:

1. Jackie Robinson (UCLA), baseball, football, basketball, track
2. Arthur Ashe (UCLA), tennis
3. Jesse Owens (Ohio State), track and field
4. Dwight Eisenhower (US Military Academy), football
5. John Wooden (Purdue), basketball
6. Althea Gibson (Florida A&M), tennis, basketball, golf
7. Madeleine Albright (Wellesley College), swimming and diving
8. Jack Nicklaus (Ohio State), golf
9. Eunice Kennedy Shriver (Stanford), swimming, track
10. Eddie Robinson (Grambling), football

Share this story:

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...