AASCU Graduates: The Difference We Make

Jason Church

Jason Church

Graduation Year: 2011
Degree Earned: Bachelor of Science
Institution: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

U.S. Army First Lieutenant and former University of Wisconsin-La Crosse football player Jason Church received the 2014 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Inspiration Award in January 2014 at the NCAA Honors Celebration. The award came just more than a year after Church received a purple heart during halftime of a UW-La Crosse football game. Church, a 2011 graduate, joined his Striker Battalion in Afghanistan in May 2012. Several months later he was on a dismounted patrol in an abandoned village when an IED explosion caused him severe injury, leaving him without either leg below the knee.