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: Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Missouri Western

Griffon student-athletes focused on their partnership with Make-A-Wish to fulfill Carson Powell’s wish.  Diagnosed with a rare genetic chromosome disorder, Carson is nonverbal and communicates through smiles, laughs and noise. His wish of a room makeover was made possible by student-athletes as they transformed his room with brightly colored sensory toys. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Leadership Panel then created an on-campus event, Colors4Carson, that allowed Carson and family members to watch a basketball doubleheader. Student-athletes and staff each wore a designated color, so the entire rainbow was present for Carson.

Award of Excellence: Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Mercyhurst

Mercyhurst’s Fighting for Folgs event was created in response to former athletic trainer Mike Folga’s diagnosis of cancer. What initially started as an event for the community to come together to support Folga was celebrated around college and professional athletics. Fighting for Folgs took place when both the men’s and women’s hockey teams were playing on campus. Numerous raffle items from all over the world were donated. The event raised over $40,000 for Folga’s medical expenses and a donation to the American Cancer Society.