Awards and Honors

NCAA to honor Robin Roberts with Ford Award

Robin Roberts has been named the 2018 recipient of the NCAA President’s Gerald R. Ford Award, which honors an individual who has provided significant leadership as an advocate for college sports.

Julie Soriero to receive Pat Summitt Award

Julie Soriero, athletics director at MIT, will be the 2018 recipient of the NCAA President’s Pat Summitt Award. She will accept the award Jan. 18 at the 2018 NCAA Convention in Indianapolis.

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.

Buffalo earns Award for Diversity and Inclusion

The University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, has earned the NCAA and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association’s 2018 Award for Diversity and Inclusion. The school will receive the honor in January at the NCAA Convention in Indianapolis.

NCAA names 2018 Today’s Top 10 recipients

In January, 10 exceptional former student-athletes will be honored as the 2018 Today’s Top 10 Award winners at the NCAA Convention.

2018 Theodore Roosevelt Award: Capt. Barry “Butch” Wilmore

A typical day at the office carries a slightly different meaning for NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore.

NCAA announces 2018 Silver Anniversary Award recipients

Six former college athletes will receive the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award, which annually recognizes distinguished individuals on the 25th anniversary of the conclusion of their college athletics careers. The 2018 recipients are Jason Elam, Julie Foudy, Jim Hansen, Nnenna Lynch, David Morrow and Lance Pilch.

2018 NCAA Inspiration Award: Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly’s father instilled the “Kelly Tough” mantra early on in his six sons. He believed the motivation to excel must come from within.

2018 NCAA Award of Valor: Crystal Griner

A former Hood basketball player, who graduated in 2006, was one of two U.S. Capitol Police officers on site when a gunman opened fire at a Republican congressional baseball team practice.

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.

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