Division II

TAKING ACTION: Name, Image, Likeness

In the Association’s continuing efforts to support college athletes, the NCAA Board of Governors voted unanimously to permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.

Learn more about how the NCAA is taking action

Download the PDF: What student-athletes should know

Award of Excellence: Athletic Conference – Montana State University Billings

Montana State University Billings partnered with three local elementary schools to create their Elementary School Game. This initiative provided over 500 children the opportunity to partake in activities promoting fitness, education and sports. The MSUB women’s basketball team visited the elementary schools to discuss the importance of balance between school and sport. The children then visited the MSUB women’s basketball home court and participated in a range of fun activities.

Award of Excellence: Great Midwest Athletic Conference – Walsh University

Each fall, Walsh University’s women’s soccer team selects a charitable cause to support and engage community awareness. After the unexpected death of Taylor Creepo, a former women’s soccer student-athlete, the team decided to honor and support the newly created Taylor Creepo Memorial Fund. The fund continues to support the causes that Taylor was passionate about: Akron’s Children’s Hospital, Make-A-Wish and organ donation. The team dedicated countless hours organizing and planning the event in Taylor’s honor. There were 500 attendees at the dedicated game and over $4,000 raised to support the Taylor Paige Creepo Memorial Fund.