Alison Levine is an adventurer, explorer and mountaineer. In January 2008 she made history as the first American to complete a 600-mile traverse from west Antarctica to the South Pole. In May 2010 she completed the Adventure Grand Slam - climbing the 7 Summits (highest peak on each continent) and skiing to both Poles, an accomplishment fewer than 30 people in the world can claim. Levine spent three years as an adjunct professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point in the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership. She serves on the advisory board of the CoachK/Duke University Center on Leadership & Ethics and is a strategic advisor for the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point. In 2005, she founded the Climb High Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of jobless women in Africa by training them to be trekking guides and porters in their local mountains so they will have the skills to earn a sustainable living wage through climbing-related tourism.
Mike Krzyzewski was born on February 13, 1947. He graduated with a B.S. degree from West Point and served five years as an officer in the United States Army from 1969 to 1974. He held coaching positions at Indiana University and West Point before becoming the head coach of the Duke Men's Basketball Team in 1980. He is a 12-time National Coach of the Year award winner and in 2001 he was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame. He was the head coach of the USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team program for 2006-2008.