Alice Han, Pepperdine University
The four-time gold-medalist has shown that mental health should be considered just as crucial as physical health — even for Olympic competitors.
Brandon Li, Vassar College
Though the mixed martial artist has suffered a series of defeats since claiming the championship title, he has still demonstrated a high level of skill that shouldn’t be discounted.
The mixed martial artist seems to be stuck in the rut of a “gatekeeper” fighter — his skills are used as a benchmark to gauge others’, but he is unlikely to be a contender himself.
Daniel Buccafusca, East Stroudsburg University
Humans beings are capable of incredible things, and people like Alex Honnold are making the impossible become reality.
Though his opponent Jorge Masvidal entered the ring with improved knockout power and endurance, Usman remains unmatched in many areas of fighting skill.
The mixed martial arts champion has received backlash for personal and political attacks on other athletes, but some argue that his statements are excusable as a marketing tactic.
Though success against better fighters is far from certain, the mixed martial artist has demonstrated defensive ability and striking accuracy that makes him a dangerous competitor.
Emilia Chavez, Rice University
This Netflix series captures the intersection of mental health and athletics.
Madison Feser, Seton Hall University
We might have created a dangerous sports culture that neglects the very human needs and vulnerabilities of athletes.
Giana Gayles, Stanford University
Does one choose the athlete life, or does it choose you?
Dakota Buhler, George Fox University
If you’ve ever been jealous of the life of a college athlete, you don’t have all the facts.
Will Strecker, University of Texas at Austin and Guest Contributor
From Clint Dempsey to the Golf Boys, good luck not cringing.
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