Asian American and Pacific Islander athletes have been on the come-up—Jeremy Lin may now be the face of this group, but he’s far from the most prominent. With their familial lineage spanning dozens of different countries, each athlete has brought their own unique and diverse cultures to the fold. And as trailblazers and pioneers in their respective sports, they’ve become leaders on and off the field, influencing their teammates and representing their respective cultures to the world. So seeing as how May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we wanted to properly celebrate and recognize the contributions of a select few you should know.