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Official Website of the Groundbreaking Manual for Student-Athletes 

Groundwork 29

Books, Ball and Beyond
By: Judith Brittany Wallace 
Foreword by: Hall of Fame Coach, C. Vivian Stringer
a manual & memoir
for student-Athletes  

The life of a student athlete competing in the NCAA is a lifestyle that is glorified by many, but only truly known by few. On the surface, the life of a student athlete may look easy, but underneath the exterior many tough and demanding experiences are endured. Although some will get the opportunity to play professionally in their respective sports, the reality is that 98% of student athletes who graduate from these prestigious institutions will transition out of sports -- making a very difficult transition at times -- and become a professional in a totally different field.


Groundwork 29: Books, Ball and Beyond is a riveting, real-life account of a dynamic and multi talented student athlete from the Bronx, NY pursuing excellence in every facet of the student athlete life: school and academics, training and sports, and the most unacknowledged aspect, the transition out of sports into the professional world.


About the Author: Judith Brittany Wallace is a former student athlete from Rutgers University. As a basketball pro, she played overseas for Dexia Namur Capitale in Namur, Belgium. Today, in addition to her work as a professional chef, Wallace is the CEO and founder of Smiling Bellies, LLC , a boutique wellness advisory firm.

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