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Bridging the Gap

Chronicling the Case for Community College Athletics

Steve Cassady


Smashwords Edition

Copyright 2012 Steve Cassady

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From 1936, the year the United States sent 18 African-American athletes to the Olympics in Munich—among them three medalists rooted to California Junior Colleges—an estimated 1.8 million student-athletes have matriculated through the California Community College system. Only a small percentage is chronicled in the pages that follow. This book is dedicated to the rest. Their stories matter too.

Steve Cassady Atwater, CA

Summer, 2012

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