June 27, 2018
CLEVELAND – The College Athletic Business Management Association (CABMA) announced the recipients of its Emerging Leader, Manager of the Year, Kenneth E. Farris Sr., 25-Year Service, and Associate Member Service Awards.
The winners were formally recognized at the Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, June 27 during the 2018 CABMA Convention, held at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington D.C.
“On behalf of CABMA and the Executive Committee, I am pleased to announce our 2018 award winners,” stated Michael Boele, Senior Woman Administrator and Senior Associate Athletics Director, CFAO at the University of California, Riverside. “It is our honor to present these awards to this group of well deserving individuals. They are true leaders in our industry who possess great character and continue to raise our standard of excellence. Congratulations to all of our 2018 award recipients.”
Emerging Leader Award
Awarded to a member of CABMA who has demonstrated a desire and commitment to work for the betterment of the profession of intercollegiate athletics through CABMA committee involvement.
Winner: Patricia Moran, Assistant Athletics Director for Business & Finance, Boise State University | Full bio: click here
Manager of the Year
CABMA’s Manager of the Year is chosen annually by the membership from nominations of individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the profession of athletics business management and who are CABMA members.
Winner: Jude Caserta, Assistant Athletics Director for Business Operations, Canisius College | Full bio: click here
Kenneth E. Farris, Sr. Award
The Kenneth E. Farris, Sr. Award is presented at the discretion of the Executive Committee and the Awards Committee for lifetime achievement in the field of athletics business management.
Winner: Steven Green, Retired - formerly at Northwestern University | Full bio: click here
25-Year Service Award
The 25-Year Service Award, first presented in 1993, is given to individuals who have been an active member for 25 years and who have demonstrated outstanding service to CABMA and/or the field of intercollegiate athletics.
Winners: Colleen Garrity, Assistant Fiscal Director, Purdue University | Full bio: click here
Barb Kapp, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Business, Purdue University | Full bio: click here
Darin Spease, Deputy Athletics Director, UNC Charlotte | Full bio: click here
Associate Member Service Award
Associate Members are individuals who, in the opinion of the Executive Committee, have a strong interest in the objectives and programs of CABMA, but who do not meet the criteria for Regular Members.
Winner: Katie Newman, Senior Association Manager, NACDA | Full bio: click here
About CABMA: CABMA is an organization devoted to the establishment, maintenance and implementation of the highest standards of integrity and efficiency in the scope, policies and procedures involved in the management and administration of business in the athletics departments and associations of colleges and universities. For more information about CABMA, please visit www.cabma.com. CABMA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 53rd year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.