Voices of Champions
- by Dr. Kelly Myers Stanford Program in Writing and Rhetoric
Athletes rarely tell their own stories. In sports media coverage, outside perspectives interpret the actions and experiences of athletes, filtering their stories through a limited lens. At Stanford, however, our scholar-athletes assert strong voices, on and off the field, bringing a unique perspective to the performance of scholarship and sport. A rare and exceptional group of individuals, Stanford scholar-athletes deserve to be heard.
The Voices of Champions project showcases Stanford scholar-athlete writers and artists. To do so, Voices presents a combination of first-person written narratives, profile pieces, artistic performances, and multi-media products created by Stanford scholar-athletes. These works provide a close, vivid look at the multifaceted scholar-athlete experience.
An NCAA champion and first-team All-American sings the alma mater. A writer takes us on a journey from his small neighborhood park in Texas to Stanford’s Cagan Stadium, while another traces the compelling story of the world’s best water polo player. These innovative pieces invite us to share in the struggles and celebrate the triumphs that define Stanford scholar-athletes.
Voices of Champions marks the beginning of an ongoing collaboration between the Stanford Program in Writing and Rhetoric, the Hume Writing Center, and the Department of Athletics. Throughout the year, Voices of Champions will feature a range of personal narrative essays, profile pieces, and multi-media works, all produced by Stanford scholar-athletes.
Dr. Kelly Myers
Stanford Program in Writing and Rhetoric
For more information about the Voices of Champions project, please contact Kelly Myers: firstname.lastname@example.org