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Lexie Priessman RAK Award

Lexie Priessman – The Joyful Gymnast

Sep 24, 2019

When we established the SPRTER College Impact Awards (formerly the Athlete CRUSH College Impact Awards), we wanted to discover inspirational and influential student-athletes from across the nation. The submissions we receive are ALL incredible, however this year there was one entrant that our judges could not go past. The story of young Gracie Zaunbrecher and…

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Joshua Baker - MMA

Josh Baker – The Hebrew Hammer

Sep 19, 2019

Josh “The Hebrew Hammer” Baker is a professional MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter. He started out as a collegiate wrestler which paved the way for a career in fighting. He is also a 2018 JSWL Hall of Fame inductee for being part of the #5 high school team in the country back in 2006.…

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Daniela Jentsch

Daniela Jentsch – The Sports Soldier

Sep 17, 2019

Daniela is a German professional curler for Team Jentsch. Last year, she captained her team to one of their most successful years ever. They managed to take home gold at the German Championships, gold at the Qinghai Elite tournament, bronze at the European Championships, and they managed two more semi-final finishes as well! Daniela is…

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Team GB - Simon Lawson

Simon Lawson – The Bold Brit

Sep 12, 2019

Simon is a wheelchair racer who picked up the sport after tragically breaking his spine at the age of 19 and becoming paralysed. Simon is now a T53 wheelchair road racer for Team Great Britain. His injury hasn’t dwindled his love for sport or his infectious personality. Simon likes to see the positive side of…

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Amobi Okugo - Austin Bold FC

Amobi Okugo – The Frugal Athlete

Sep 10, 2019

Amobi Okugo is a professional soccer player and entrepreneur. He is a first generation Nigerian-American born and raised in California. After leaving UCLA after his freshman year, he pursued professional soccer and has amassed over 150 appearance with Philadelphia, Orlando, Kansas City, Portland, and Austin. He is the founder of A Frugal Athlete, a platform…

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Emma Starr - Crystal Palace

Emma Starr – The Fascinating Footballer

Sep 5, 2019

Emma is a professional soccer player playing for Crystal Palace FC in the FA Women’s Championship in England. Sarting out, Emma was part of the ODP Regional team for 6 years, traveling to national camps all over the US. She also played 4 years of DI soccer for George Mason University, where she totalled 64…

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Ebiye Jeremy Udo-Udoma

Ebiye Jeremy Udo-Udoma – The Handball Ninja

Sep 3, 2019

Ebiye Jeremy “EJ” Udo-Udoma is a former pro freestyler turned two-sport Team USA athlete. EJ is a 1st generation Nigerian-American, who started out as a sports model  for Nike, Adidas, New Era, Powerade etc. He specialized in basketball commercials and after winning the 2012 Harlem Globetrotters Online Talent Search in 2012, a scout steered EJ…

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Arturo Camarena Torres

Arturo Camarena Torres – The Fearless Freerunner

Aug 30, 2019

Arturo is a professional freerunner and parkour athlete from Mexico. He grew up loving extreme sports and was quite gifted in skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, and climbing. He eventually found parkour and the rest is history. He has been training and competing for 10 years and, in 2017, he came 2nd in the National Championships in…

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Danielle Inglis - Team Canada

Danielle Inglis – The Canadian Curler

Aug 28, 2019

Danielle is a Canadian curler from Toronto. This past year, she won the World Mixed Curling Championship title (1st ever for Canada). She is also a two-time national university champion and a silver medallist at the 2009 World Universiade. Danielle was also named as the alternate/coach for Team Ontario competing at the 2018 Scotties Tournament…

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