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NAADD Announces 2014 Diversity Stipend Recipients

March 18, 2014

For the eighth year in a row, the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) has announced the recipients of its Diversity Initiative Program. Recipients receive Convention stipends to attend the 2014 NAADD Convention, as well as the Fundamentals of Athletic Development (FOAD) sessions, which will take place from June 9-12 at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida. This year, in conjunction with the Convention, NAADD will recognize past winners with an alumni reception on Sunday, June 8. 

"The NAADD Diversity Initiative allows our Association to recognize first class minority and female administrators and provide them with the opportunity to advance their careers in intercollegiate athletics development," stated NAADD President Jim Senter, senior associate athletics director for external relations, University of Colorado.  "Our Diversity Initiative Committee did an outstanding job publicizing and promoting this great program. This year, we awarded the largest number of stipends, the applicant pool was deep and one of the most talented we have ever had.  The selection committee led by NAADD Executive Committee members Rick Darnell (Illinois), Jim Harris (South Florida) and former Diversity Initiative winner Anthony Henderson (Akron) did an outstanding job of sorting through many qualified applicants to select the recipients. We appreciate their efforts and congratulate our winners."

2014 Diversity Initiative Recipients:
Emily Adams, University of Idaho
Lauren Adee, University of New Mexico
Joshua Barrett, Arizona State University
Stephani Boyd, University of Kansas
Brian Brantley, University of Memphis
Monique Carroll, Prairie View A&M University
Katie Crowe-Wood, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lucy Cruz, Rutgers University
Danielle Gaynor, Miami University
Greta Gibboney, West Virginia University
Ashley Green, Old Dominion University
Sarah Harris, Carthage College
Tara Hawkins, University of Nevada
Steven Jo, University of Pennsylvania
Christopher Jones, North Carolina Central University
Jessi McCloy, University of South Dakota
Shelley McDuff, University of South Florida
Lindsay Meiggs, Oregon State University
Phoebe Metzger, University of Tennessee
Michelle Milkovich, University of Maryland
Rashaad Moore, University of California Irvine
Jade Prickett, Boston College
Lorraine Rodriguez, University of Missouri
Frederick Roland, Duke University
Kimberly Schmidt, Grand Valley State University
Eva Schmidt, University of Illinois
Otis Wiley, Michigan State University
Erin Wissing, Kennesaw State University
Crystal Wymer-Lucero, California State University San Bernardino
Victor Yates, University of Texas San Antonio

About NAADD: NAADD 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 athletics development and fund raising. For more information about NAADD, please visit www.naadd.com. NAADD is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 49th year. For more information on NACDA and the 13 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.