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Diversity is a Big Part of DU Athletics

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Justin Beach

Jon Stone

Media Relations Manager

Jon Stone

Pioneers Represent Six Different Continents

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It’s difficult to attend a University of Denver athletics event and not notice the diversity on the field, in the pool, on the slopes or on the hardwood. 59 international student-athletes from 19 countries play for the 16 varsity programs at DU.

What attracts many of these athletes to DU is the opportunity to compete at a high level while also receiving an excellent education. Many countries around the world make athletes choose between playing sports and pursuing a career-enhancing education.

Watch the story of four DU student-athletes from four different continents. See how they faced the challenges of adjusting to a new environment; learn about how the University helped with the transition; and discover why they chose DU for an education.