col·​le·​gian | \ kə-ˈlē-j(ē-)ən How to pronounce collegian (audio) \

Definition of collegian

: a student or recent graduate of a college

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Ohio State senior Zack Bazile capitalized with a season's best by 13 inches to win in a wind-legal 27-5 1/2, a school record that is the nation's longest jump by a collegian this season and the 10th-longest in the world. Andrew Greif,, "As Oregon's Damarcus Simpson struggles, Buckeye takes NCAA title with huge leap," 7 June 2018 Others are of the junior variety—collegians with long, flowing hair and cutoff shorts the size of underpants. Kimberly Cutter, Marie Claire, "New York City Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen Is Making Her Hometown the Best Place on Earth for Women," 24 Oct. 2018 Rosen took too many hits as a collegian, which caused him to miss nine games over his last two years, and needs to learn to move better in general within the pocket. Albert Breer,, "Josh Rosen: Where Most NFL Teams See an Enigma, the Arizona Cardinals See Their Future," 3 May 2018 Shelby Houlihan, Colleen Quigley and Kate Grace of the Bowerman Track Club opened the outdoor season in impressive fashion Friday night at the Bryan Clay Invitational by dusting the collegians in the top section of the women's 1,500 meters. Ken Goe,, "The Bowerman Track Club is off to a fast start outdoors: Oregon track & field rundown," 21 Apr. 2018 Last year, excluding foreigners and lottery picks (who sometimes skip the combine), only two U.S. collegians not invited to combine were taken in the 60-pick draft. Mark Zeigler,, "Stay or go? SDSU's Jalen McDaniels continues to test NBA waters," 9 May 2018 Holloway -- one of only three collegians to jump 27 feet this season -- and Bates lurked in the final with three more chances to top him. Andrew Greif,, "As Oregon's Damarcus Simpson struggles, Buckeye takes NCAA title with huge leap," 7 June 2018 His father, Matt Centrowitz, competed at Hayward Field as a collegian for Oregon at the beginning a career that saw him run in two Olympics. Andrew Greif,, "Final Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field called 'bittersweet'," 25 May 2018 Stevens, Cunliffe and Rogers clearly are good enough, and had little to prove as collegians. Ken Goe,, "Makenzie Dunmore and the retooled Ducks are in the Pac-12 fight: Oregon track & field rundown," 13 May 2018

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First Known Use of collegian

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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