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The Inspiration Award

"Inspiration is the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions to a high level."

Selection Criteria

The NCAA Inspiration Award may be presented to a coach or administrator currently associated with intercollegiate athletics, or to a current or former varsity letter-winner at an NCAA institution who, when confronted with a life-altering situation used perseverance, dedication and determination to overcome the event and most importantly, now serves as a role model to give hope and inspiration to others in similar situations.

For a member of the armed forces confronted with a duty-connected situation to be eligible for the Inspiration Award, the action must be clearly above and beyond the call of duty and so recognized by the appropriate military command.

For an on-duty member of a police force or similar security or protective organization to be eligible for the Inspiration Award, the action must be clearly above and beyond the call of duty and so recognized by the appropriate authority.

The Inspiration Award presentation will be made at the NCAA Honors Celebration.

The Inspiration Award is not presented automatically on an annual basis. Selection is based on inspirational action before the NCAA Honors Celebration.

Inspiration Award Contact Information

Sharon Tufano
NCAA Honors Program
Phone: 317-917-6939
E-mail

2014 Inspiration Award Recipient

Jason Church

2013 Inspiration Award Recipient

David Borden

The 2012 recipients of the Inspiration Award are:

Jill Costello
University of California, Berkeley

Louis Zamperini
University of Southern California

2011 Inspiration Award Recipient

Merzudin Ibric