Awards and Honors

NCAA names 2020 Jim McKay Scholarship winner

Abigail Holland of Trinity (Texas) will receive a $10,000 Jim McKay Scholarship, awarded by the NCAA to college athletes who demonstrate achievement in sports communication or public relations or hope to contribute to the field.

NCAA names 2020 Byers Scholarship recipients

An NCAA committee with oversight of the Walter Byers Graduate Scholarship selected two former student-athletes as recipients of the 2020 awards.

Top academic squads earn Public Recognition Awards

The NCAA recognized nearly 1,400 Division I programs from 326 schools for academic excellence after they scored in the top 10% of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rate results.

Louisville, Arkansas Tech and Western Connecticut State earn NCAA community service award

Student-athletes at Louisville, Arkansas Tech and Western Connecticut State have earned the NCAA Team Works Community Service Competition award powered by Helper Helper for their community outreach efforts this fall.

David Williams II named 2020 Pat Summitt Award recipient

David Williams II, former vice chancellor and athletics director at Vanderbilt, has been named the recipient of the 2020 NCAA President’s Pat Summitt Award.

Dick Vitale to receive 2020 NCAA Ford Award

Dick Vitale has been named the 2020 recipient for the NCAA President’s Gerald R. Ford Award, which recognizes an individual who has provided significant leadership as an advocate for college sports.

Division II names 2020 Award of Excellence finalists

Nineteen schools and two conferences have been named finalists for the 2020 Division II Award of Excellence, an accolade recognizing initiatives in the past year that exemplify the Division II philosophy, community engagement and student-athlete leadership.

Cal State San Marcos professor wins 2019 Division II faculty award

The national Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has selected Bennett Cherry of Cal State San Marcos as the 2019 Dr. Dave Pariser Faculty Mentor Award winner.

Oregon to receive 2020 NCAA/MOAA Diversity and Inclusion Award

The Oregon athletics department has earned the NCAA and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association’s 2020 Award for Diversity and Inclusion. Oregon will receive the award in January at the NCAA Convention in Anaheim, California.

2020 NCAA Inspiration Award: Trey Moses

Former Ball State basketball star Trey Moses has felt empowered to vocalize his own mental health challenges to help others. Amid ongoing battles with depression and coping with loss, Moses has learned, “it’s OK not to be OK.”

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