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ASU football players embrace the teachings of MLK

Arizona State University football players were invited to hear from community, business, nonprofit and faith-based leaders at an event that commemorated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
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Sheila McInerney has been a mentor and a mother figure to the players on the women's tennis team for four decades. It's a monumental season for the coach, who also celebrates her 66th birthday in February. “I think what sets Sheila apart is that she really cares about her players,” former player Krista Walker says.

Miguel Godoy smiling in front of a colorful mural.

ASU School of Art instructor Miguel Godoy is the designer of a new Phoenix Suns jersey that has popped up on the courts this season — an El Valle design that pays tribute to Chicano culture.

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Sports law and business grad builds relationships through ASU Law program

One of the most memorable lessons Taylor Merwin, a soon-to-be graduate of the Master of Sports Law and Business (MSLB) program at ASU Law, learned as a student was the importance of sowing the seeds of relationships. That lesson will be important in his future career in the sports industry. Between the relationships he has built through the MLSB program and his current position as a community impact intern with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Merwin feels prepared to take the next steps in his career.

HAITC soccer team members huddle together on a field.

Partner university soccer team scores high in camaraderie

The college soccer team for the international university ASU collaborates with, Hainan University, in China is not just winning games — they are also winning hearts and forging a powerful sense of belonging among their players.

College of Health Solutions outstanding graduate Lieske Carleer

College of Health Solutions grad turned extra year of athletic eligibility into a master’s degree

Only a year after appearing on the list of notable 2022 graduates from ASU News, soccer star and classroom wizard Lieske Carleer is back on the 2023 list as she graduates with her master’s degree in clinical exercise physiology. Carleer, from Winterswijk, Netherlands, is being honored as the College of Health Solutions' Outstanding Graduate.

ASU grad Courtney Robinson makes the ASU pitchfork sign on a football field.

Cronkite grad’s love for sports leads to in-game hosting opportunity with ASU Athletics

Courtney Robinson’s passion for sports began as a child growing up in a family where athletics were often the center of conversation. She carried that love of sports through her time at Arizona State University, where she’s graduating with a master's degree in sports journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication while serving as an in-game host for ASU Athletics events.

Sydney Tepper standing in front of a tunnel opening with one hand on her hip.

History grad ‘tumbles’ her way into a future in athletics

Sydney Tepper, a New American University Scholarship recipient, is graduating three semesters early, saying she learned to advocate for herself early on in her academic journey. That self-advocacy and self-awareness, along with her humanities degree, opened up a new pathway she didn’t realize could be a viable career for her: athletics.

Portrait of Evan Koutsogiannis

Grad turns passion for video games, music into career

Evan Koutsogiannis’ passion for music and video games started at a young age. Now, he will receive a Bachelor of Arts in media arts and sciences with a focus in music from the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and a minor in Mandarin Chinese this fall.

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