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MOAA Announces 2015-16 Founders' Grant Recipients

Dec. 21, 2015

CLEVELAND -- The Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) is pleased to announce the 2015-16 recipients of its Founders' Grant. Terrence Lollie, an academic counselor at Binghamton University (BU) is the male recipient, while Angie Torain, deputy athletics director at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is the female recipient.

The Founders' Grant was introduced to assist MOAA members with their attendance for professional development opportunities, including but not limited to the NACDA & Affiliates Convention Week. In an effort to support the development of its members in accordance with the mission and objectives of the Association, MOAA offers two grants annually, to one male and one female member, each in the amount of $1,000.

photo courtesy of USDLollie is in his sixth year at BU and second in his current position as an academic counselor in the Student-Athlete Success Center. He is responsible for the oversight of the cross country, track and field, volleyball and women's lacrosse programs, transitioning from athletics communications to the Student-Athlete Success Center in the fall of 2014. Prior to arriving at Binghamton, Lollie worked with the Ottawa Senators, top affiliate the Binghamton Senators, for parts of two seasons. With the Senators, Lollie served in a multitude of roles including ticket sales, game operations, communications, promotions and community relations. The Binghamton, N.Y. native attended Hartwick College in nearby Oneonta, N.Y. where received his bachelor's degree in political science and was a four-year member of the football program. He went on to receive his master's in sport management from SUNY Cortland.

Torain is in her first year as the Deputy Athletics Director at UIW. She is the number two in command and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the athletics department including the liaison for housing and human resources, as well as serving as the athletics Title IX Coordinator. Torain assists with the development and management of the athletics budget and is the lead athletics administrator for UIW's transition to Division I. Torain came to UIW from The Summit League where she served as the associate commissioner for administrative services for four years. In addition to working at the Summit League, she has also been an adjunct professor in sports law at Northern Illinois University. She earned her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University. Torain was a student-athlete at DePauw University in Indiana and earned a bachelor of arts in sociology.

The 2016 MOAA Symposium is scheduled for June 12-13 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

About MOAA: MOAA promotes equitable employment opportunities for minorities in the athletics industry through the exchange of ideas, the creation of networking opportunities and the advocation of an increase in employment for minorities in athletics administration positions at all levels of the sports industry. The Association also promotes cultivating a sports environment that supports the values necessary to accept aspiring professionals from all walks of life. For more information on MOAA, please visit www.moaaweb.com. MOAA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 51st year. For more information on NACDA and the 15 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.