Student Athletes

Diana Caramanico: Where are they now?

The leading scorer in Ivy League women’s history discusses getting buckets, staying out of foul trouble, her last game at the Palestra, playing professionally in France, and what she’s up to today.

Greg Johnson

Jewel Clark: Where are they now?

The former women’s basketball standout chats about her Hall of Fame career, twice playing in the NCAA Tournament, her flair for getting to the free throw line, and why she’s still putting in work on the hardwood.

Greg Johnson



In the News


The Washington Post

NCAA grants blanket waiver to transfer athletes, most of whom can play right away

Athletic Director M. Grace Calhoun spoke about the NCAA’s Division I Council’s lenience amid the pandemic. “The Council continued its trend of voting in favor of maximum flexibility for student-athletes during the pandemic,” she said. “Allowing transfer student-athletes to compete immediately will provide additional opportunities to student-athletes during this continued difficult time and perhaps allow games to be played that otherwise might not have been.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

These Penn basketball players have stories worth telling, even as their season is called off

When the Ivy League canceled their season Thursday night, changing their year and the trajectory of their basketball careers, Kayla Padilla and Mark Jackson knew it was what was best for the team, as team players. Even off the court, they remain worth talking about.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

These Penn basketball players have stories worth telling, even as their season is called off

Student athletes Mark Jackson, a Wharton senior, and Kayla Padilla, a Wharton sophomore, were profiled for their basketball careers at Penn.

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The Wall Street Journal

College athletes have Tuesday off to vote. College football coaches are not happy

Athletics Director M. Grace Calhoun spoke about the NCAA’s decision to make Election Day an official day off. “We know it represented the voice of student-athletes across the country who continue to express a desire to increase their civic engagement at local, state, and federal levels,” she said.

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Bloomberg

Taking worries about sports to heart

Rajat Deo of the Perelman School of Medicine spoke about cardiology health issues in student athletes. “Forget about COVID,” he said. “If you have an elite college athlete or even if you have a high school athlete on the JV swimming team with some degree of cardiac involvement, are you going to let that person compete?”

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USA Today

NCAA council recommends eligibility relief for athletes who lose seasons due to COVID-19 pandemic

M. Grace Calhoun, Athletics director and NCAA Division I council chair, said the NCCA is working to create flexibility for student athletes whose seasons were negatively affected by the pandemic. “Every day things are changing in college sport, and we want to be as responsive as possible,” she said.

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