Nov. 17, 2017
CLEVELAND – The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) has launched the nomination process for the D2 ADA Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to an athletics director who has exemplified superior achievement during his/her career at the Division II level. The Friday, December 15 deadline to submit nominations for the 2017-18 award is now live.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious award presented by the D2 ADA. To be eligible for this award, a person must be at least 60 years old, or have spent at least 25 years in collegiate athletics, with a majority of those years as an AD. The individual must be retired or no longer be serving as an active athletics director. The D2 ADA President and Officers will serve as the Lifetime Achievement Awards Selection Committee.
"The D2 ADA Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious award for our organization," stated D2 ADA President Scott Wiegandt, director of athletics at Bellarmine University. "This accolade is presented annually to an individual that embodied the Division II philosophy, displayed servant leadership, and consistently made student centered decisions throughout their career. We look forward to celebrating another great leader in the sport industry."
The Lifetime Achievement Award will recognize an AD who, over the course of his/her career, has made an exemplary contribution to Division II athletics and the student-athlete experience. Contributions include, but are not limited to: serving on NCAA committees; involvement in conference and/or Division II initiatives, NACDA and D2 ADA; sport program development and success; commitment to gender equity and minority/diversity opportunities; commitment to rules compliance; the overall leadership of his/her program; and the commitment to the Division II philosophy.
Previous winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award are the late Jim Harris (Alabama Huntsville), Jane Meier (Northern Kentucky), Bud Elwell (Gannon), Rudy Carvajal (CSU Bakersfield), Phil Roach (Rollins), Kathleen Brasfield (Angelo State University), Jack Bishop (Central Washington University), Lynda Goodrich (Western Washington University), Gary Hall (Barton College), Mary Gardner (Bloomsburg University), and Tim Selgo (Grand Valley State University)
For any additional information regarding the selection process please reach out to D2 ADA Intern, Peter Collins
About D2 ADA: The D2 ADA is the first organization of its kind to provide educational and networking opportunities; enhancement of acceptable operating standards and ethics; and establishment of the overall prestige and understanding of the profession of Division II athletics directors. For more information about the D2 ADA, please visit www.div2ada.com. The D2 ADA 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.