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February 1, 1999

NACDA to Administer College Athletic Business Management Association

Marco Island, Florida -- The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) has reached an agreement with the College Athletic Business Management Association (CABMA) to serve as administrator of the association. The announcement was made during NACDA's Mid Winter Meetings in Marco Island, Florida.

This will be the seventh association that NACDA will administer. The others are the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA), the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD), the National Association of Athletic Compliance Coordinators (NAACC), the Division I-AA Athletics Directors Association, the Division II Athletics Directors Association and the National Collegiate Licensing Association (NCLA).

"CABMA's membership is looking forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in January 2000," says Peter Fields, associate athletic director for business at the University of Missouri and immediate past president of CABMA. "The membership is also very excited about the opportunities offered through this new association with NACDA in the next millennium."

Services provided by NACDA are membership functions including member solicitation and dues payments, meeting planning and general administrative duties.

"We are pleased CABMA has decided to join the family of associations administered by NACDA," says Jim Livengood, director of athletics at the University of Arizona and NACDA's president. "Business managers are an integral part of an athletics department and CABMA has a rich history."

CABMA will be celebrating its 50th anniversary at its convention in January 2000. NACDA will begin providing administrative services following that convention, to coincide with the 2001 conclave.

In addition to Fields, current officers for the association include Dennis Helsel, University of Akron, president; Greg Phillips, Florida State University, 1st vice president; Julie Bright, University of Northern Iowa, 2nd vice president; Robert Cavello, Kansas State University, 3rd vice president; and Janet LaCasse, U.S. Military Academy, secretary-treasurer. Phillisp will be CABMA's president in the association's first year with NACDA.

NACDA is in its 34th year and serves as the professional and educational association for more than 6,100 college athletics directors, associates, assistants and conference commissioners at close to 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Through its series of management seminars, clinics and workshops and publication of the bi-monthly magazine Athletics Administration, NACDA offers educational opportunities to its members. More than 1,200 athletics administrators annually attend the NACDA Convention. NACDA also owns the two preseason football games, the Kickoff and Pigskin Classics. Additionally, NACDA operates the Sears Directors' Cup program, which honors the all-sports champion in each of the NCAA Divisions -- I, II and III -- and the NAIA, for a total of four trophies.