Awards

All-Time Honors Award Winners

Click on a heading below to sort the table Name Institution Sport Title Year Award Wilmore, Capt. Barry "Butch" Tennessee Technological University Football Astronaut; Captain, U.S. Navy 2018 Theodore Roosevelt Award Elam, Jason University...

NCAA President’s Pat Summitt Award

Named in recognition of Pat Summitt, the award recognizes an individual in the Association’s membership who has demonstrated devotion to the development of college athletes and has made a positive impact on their lives. It was established in 2017 by NCAA President Mark Emmert.

2018 Silver Anniversary Award: Lance Pilch

Lance Pilch always wanted to be a pilot, but there was no guarantee he would reach that goal when he enrolled at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Still, he was happy to dedicate himself to a larger cause.

2018 Silver Anniversary Award: David Morrow

Hailing from Troy, Michigan, David Morrow never dreamed of attending an Ivy League school, let alone becoming a college athlete.

2018 Silver Anniversary Award: Jason Elam

Jason Elam may be best known as a longtime star NFL kicker and two-time Super Bowl champion with the Denver Broncos, but he has devoted himself to a higher calling.

2018 Silver Anniversary Award: Nnenna Lynch

Nnenna Lynch, a seven-time All-America distance runner and national champion in the 3,000 meters at Villanova, long had a sense of how she wanted to contribute away from the track.

2018 Silver Anniversary Award: Jim Hansen

The son of an aeronautical engineer, Jim Hansen always believed he would design airplanes, which led him to study aerospace engineering at Colorado.

2018 Silver Anniversary Award: Julie Foudy

Julie Foudy grew up a Southern California sports fanatic in the 1970s. The Mission Viejo, California, native watched the Los Angeles Lakers and Rams, but her favorite sport wasn’t on television.

Career Development Award Winners

Gritt Broening This Fairleigh Dickinson junior spent four weeks volunteering in Tanzania. During this time, she helped build a water tank, install solar panels, and educate village teachers with new teaching techniques. Her overarching...

AASP Career Development Award for student-athletes

Student-athletes interested in pursuing a career in athletics who are enrolled at AASP-eligible schools may be awarded the AASP Career Development Award, which covers registration to two NCAA professional development events, including the...

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