Mental Illness: The Full Time Job of an NCAA Athlete

Written by: Alexis Vasquez Published by: Ben Ruvo Alexis Vasquez is a Gymnast for the University of Denver, originally from Arcadia, California. Vasquez is very accomplished; in 2019 she was a WCGA Scholastic All American, a WCGA First-Team All American, a Corvallis Regional co-Champion on the beam, made the All Big 12 Conference Team, and…

Nassau Community College Pitcher / Keep Smiling Foundation Founder Andrew Ammazzalorso Encourages Athletes to “Keep Smiling,” As Better Days Are Ahead.

Published by: Holly Ruvo Interviewed by: Ben Ruvo Andrew Ammazzalorso is a 20 year old Junior Right-handed Pitcher at Nassau Community College, studying exercise science. He Runs a Pancreatic cancer foundation called Keep Smiling Foundation, started two years ago. They have raised over $2,000 and have over 500 professional athletes spreading awareness for them. Ben:…

The Wakeup Call(s)

Written by: Ashley Branagan Published by: Holly Ruvo Ashley Branagan is a recently graduated Swimmer/Diver for the University of Vermont, originally from Easton, Massachusetts. In her most recent season, she finished 10th on the one meter (194.35) and ninth on the three meter (205.30) at the 2019 America East Championships. Branagan additionally placed second on…

Athlete Q&A: University of Vermont ‘19 Standout Ernie Duncan is Not Afraid to Open Up About His Battle with Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

Published by Holly Ruvo Interviewed by Ben Ruvo Ernie Duncan is a recently graduated Guard from the University of Vermont. The Catamounts had a great season where Duncan led them to an impressive 27-7 record, NCAA Tournament bid and Conference Championship. Originally from Evansville, Indiana, he played alongside his two brothers making them the first…