He entered the meet with a single goal - earning the one point he needed to secure his varsity letter
for the season -- and determined to do whatever it took to secure it.
Times when she considered turning in her helmet and shoulder pads and giving up on her dream of becoming the first girl in the history of the Rochester City School District to earn a varsity letter
"Until then she did not earn a varsity letter
because women and girls couldn't earn varsity letters
," Swenson said.
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When he became the first athlete in UCLA history to earn a varsity letter
in four sports all in the same academic year, he was better at football, basketball, and track than baseball.
When asked if the school would consider giving a varsity letter
to special needs students, he replied, "We have considered it, and our decision was no.
The junior is a two-time varsity letter
winner and is the first player in the school's history to win multiple academic team awards from Conference USA.
"In our study of late-career workers, those who earned a varsity letter
more than 50 years ago do demonstrate these characteristics more than others - plus, they donate time and money more frequently than others and possessed great prosocial behavior in their 70s, 80s, and 90s," Kniffin said.
For us, wearing the varsity letter
on a sweater for four years was all we knew.
As a four-time varsity letter
winner for The Ohio State University wrestling team and a three-time NCAA championship qualifier, Bucher can't sit idly by and allow kids in his area to grow up as couch potatoes and junk-food junkies.
Uryga's list of scholastic achievements include the president's honor roll and perfect attendance roster for seven semesters, a double varsity letter
in academics and advanced concert band, Wolf awards in Spanish, math and science and student of the month awards in band, social studies and foreign languages.
Jamie McEwan has to live up to his Scottish family's history of toughness: his older brother Tommy had earned a varsity letter
in wrestling and was never pinned; Jamie makes it to the Nationals and wins--he is a McEwan, after all.