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  1. espnW -- Barrel racer Mary Walker overcomes tragedy, trauma

    Mechelle Voepel

    Mary Walker winning a barrel racing world title at the age of 53 is a feel-good story of its own, but the tragedy and trauma she conquered en route makes it more inspiring.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2013
  2. Women's college basketball - Rutgers Scarlet Knights' C. Vivian S...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Highs and lows. Tragedies and triumphs. C. Vivian Stringer is no stranger to them all. But as Rutgers slugs through a 15-12 season, the coach added another milestone: her 900th career victory.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2013
  3. Oklahoma State Cowgirls win WNIT championship

    Mechelle Voepel

    A season that opened with tragedy ended with the WNIT championship, a win that perfectly illustrated the impact Kurt Budke and Miranda Serna had on the lives of their players at Oklahoma State.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2012
  4. Wyoming Cowboys Joe LeBlanc leads by example - NCAA wrestling

    Mechelle Voepel

    Wyoming's Joe LeBlanc is one of the nation's most accomplished wrestlers. But it's the responsibility of being a husband and father, and the personal tragedy he's endured, that make him so impressive.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2012
  5. Voepel: Pairs figure skater John Coughlin uses tragedy in perform...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Pairs figure skater John Coughlin has already survived the worst storm of his life and found a way to use that tragedy in his discipline.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2011
  6. Women's NCAA tournament: With help from the Baylor Lady Bears, Mo...

    Mechelle Voepel

    On the court, you win and lose with your teammates. But after losing her mother in December, Baylor junior Morghan Medlock has learned that teammates can help you get through anything.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2009
  7. Stringer's resilience, love for game as notable as numbers

    Mechelle Voepel

    It's hard to celebrate C. Vivian Stringer's career without remembering the tough times she has endured off the court. But instead of giving in to the tragedies and heartache, Stringer's heart kept healing and her love for the game -- and her success in it -- never wavered.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2008
  8. Crazy, controversial finish still not sitting well

    Mechelle Voepel

    Dreaming about your job is one thing. But dreaming about which coaches you might meet up with in purgatory? Yeah, Monday's controversial ending in Knoxville, Tenn., is still gnawing at Mechelle Voepel.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2008
  9. Despite tragedy and injuries, ASU triumphs

    Mechelle Voepel

    Arizona State took a year full of tragedy and turned it into triumph. And as players like Jill Noe can attest, the Sun Devils' transformation isn't done yet.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2007
  10. Four months later, Rutgers, ASU to meet after all

    Mechelle Voepel

    The matchup that tragedy prevented will happen after all as fourth-seeded Rutgers and No. 3 seed ASU will clash in Monday's Elite Eight.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2007
  11. One day in D.C.

    Mechelle Voepel

    In town for the All-Star game, the columnist witnessed the strength, empowerment and joy of some women, and the everyday tragedy of others.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2002