After asking one involving college sports, I want to know if there has been an athlete who was known for excelling in different sports ever won a championship in separate sports?

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    Division I only or are you also interested in Division II / III? – Philip Kendall Dec 14 '16 at 12:27
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    Well, generally Division I, but Division II and III is fine as well. I should have probably specified Division I, but any would be fine since it has been brought up. – D.k. White Dec 14 '16 at 12:53
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    Marquise Goodwin won two college championship in Track and Field and he is part of the Buffalo Bills. He did not win a championship in football though. – 12Lappie Dec 14 '16 at 16:50

Jim Thorpe won championships in football and ballroom dancing, an interesting combination. Surprisingly, he does not appear to have any victories in track, perhaps because there was no collegiate pentathlon or heptathlon.


[Thorpe] also competed in football, baseball, lacrosse and even ballroom dancing, winning the 1912 intercollegiate ballroom dancing championship.


In 1912 Carlisle won the national collegiate championship largely as a result of [Thorpe's] efforts – he scored 25 touchdowns and 198 points during the season, according to CNN's Greg Botelho.

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