Brian Burnsed is a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated. Previously, he wrote for BusinessWeek, U.S. News & World Report and NCAA Champion magazine. His work has been recognized by the Livingston Awards, National Headliner Awards and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, among others.  Twitter: @brianburnsed

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June 30, 2021

School, sports and the motivation of motherhood

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Kaneisha Atwater got pregnant at 18, but her dreams didn’t die once her son was born. It fueled her desire to excel, and give her son the childhood she never had.