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.
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.
Giana Gayles, Stanford University
Does one choose the athlete life, or does it choose you?
Rishi Patel, University of Iowa
What could go wrong?
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