Awards and Honors

Tennessee’s Joan Cronan to receive Pat Summitt Award

Joan Cronan has been named the first recipient of the newly established NCAA President’s Pat Summitt Award. GETTY IMAGES Joan Cronan, former women’s athletics director at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been named the first...

Grant Hill to receive NCAA Ford Award

Grant Hill has been named the 2017 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.

Division II announces 2017 Award of Excellence finalists

Twenty-four schools and one conference have been named finalists for the 2017 Division II Award of Excellence, an accolade recognizing positive campus and community engagement events hosted during the past year.

2017 Silver Anniversary Award winners announced

The NCAA will recognize six former student-athletes with the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award for their collegiate and professional achievements.

2017 Silver Anniversary Award: Susan Robinson Fruchtl

Susan Robinson Fruchtl, in her first year as athletics director at Saint Francis University (Pennsylvania), is now coaching her coaches and enjoying their successes with them.

2017 Silver Anniversary Award: Tommy Vardell

For Tommy Vardell, the transition from football to the business world was daunting, but invigorating.

2017 Silver Anniversary Award: Alonzo Mourning

After a decorated career, Mourning’s advice to his son has remained consistent: “I stress education.”

2017 Silver Anniversary Award: Heather Taggart

Heather Taggart has built a career around helping others: both her patients and young doctors who hope to follow in her footsteps.

2017 Silver Anniversary Award: Troy Vincent

Former Wisconsin standout learned at a young age that it is better to give than to receive.

2017 Silver Anniversary Award: Ty Detmer

Former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback Ty Detmer has returned to Brigham Young as the offensive coordinator.

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