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2013 Black History Month Features

2013 Black History Month Features

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- As the national Black History Month theme for 2013 was "At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality," the Ivy League is taking a different spin to mark the month-long celebration of African-American culture in the United States.

This year the League shifted its focus on the present, through the eyes and minds of its current student-athletes.

Sixteen student-athletes -- one male and one female from each of the eight Ivy institutions -- offered their insights on the African-American ideal from their viewpoints as the future leaders and influencers of the next generation.

Throughout the month of February, the League's official website ( and social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) featured their responses in their own words.

Click on the links below to read the thoughts from "A Student-Athlete's Perspective" as The Ivy League Celebrates Black History Month:

Taylor Sneed, Penn Women's Swimming & Diving
Andrew Starks, Princeton
Zenab Keita, Yale
Women's Basketball
Janae Dunchack, Dartmouth Women's Track & Field
Marcorus Garrett, Columbia Football
Bre Hudgins, Brown Women's Lacrosse
Roy Collins, Yale Football
Tiana Woolridge, Princeton Women's Volleyball
Brandon Copeland, Penn Football
Ennis Coble, Dartmouth Baseball
Jessica Wright, Harvard Women's Soccer
John Spooney, Brown Men's Track & Field
Marvellous Iheukwumere, Columbia Women's Track & Field
Elyse Wilkinson, Cornell Women's Track & Field
Christian Webster, Harvard Men's Basketball
Rush Imhotep, Cornell Football