"Inspiration is the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions to a high level."
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.
- Nominations are submitted through the NCAA Program Hub (Nominations are accepted March 10 through May 2, 2014)
- Past recipients
Inspiration Award Contact Information
NCAA Honors Program
2014 Inspiration Award Recipient
2013 Inspiration Award Recipient
The 2012 recipients of the Inspiration Award are:
University of California, Berkeley
University of Southern California