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September 25, 2018

Oswego State alumna Linda Cohn Recognized


INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – Linda Cohn, an Oswego State alumna, former women’s ice hockey student-athlete and current ESPN SportsCenter anchor, has been recognized in the NCAA’s 40-In-40 Project weekly profile.

The profile can be found at: http://www.ncaa.org/themes/topics/division-iii-40-40

In honor of the 40th year of Division III, the NCAA developed the 40-In-40 Project.

Beginning September 11, 2013, and extending over 40 weeks, Division III has been profiling former student-athletes from 1973 or later who exemplify the division’s attributes: Proportion, Comprehensive Learning, Passion, Responsibility, Sportsmanship and Citizenship.

The series shows how these individuals followed their passions and discovered their potential during their time on Division III campuses, leading to success in pursuits in a variety of fields.

A few will be well-known; others are noteworthy for their postgraduate successes.

Many truly found their life’s calling as participants in the unique Division III student-athlete experience.

Profiles are posted every Wednesday through 2013-14.

Cohn exemplifies all of the qualities that encompass a Division III student-athlete and speaks graciously about her experience at Oswego State.

The NCAA article states that the Oswego State Athletics Hall of Fame member “devotes a lengthy chapter in her autobiography (titled Cohn-Head: A No-Holds-Barred Account of Breaking Into the Boys’ Club) to her experiences at Oswego State.”

She also “‚Ķdevotes even more words in the book to the day-to-day experiences of living in a residence hall and bonding with classmates, maturing into a better student, and beginning to gain a sense of what she wanted to do with her life.”

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