Awards and Honors

Oregon State basketball's Hamblin named Elite 90 winner

Ruth Hamblin, a senior at Oregon State University, is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship. The Elite 90 award, founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-...

Oklahoma basketball's Cole named Elite 90 winner

C.J. Cole, a senior at the University of Oklahoma, is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

Oklahoma's Castiglione recognized for diversity efforts

Joe Castiglione is perhaps best recognized as chair of the selection committee for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. But people who have worked with Castiglione hail him as someone who consistently promotes and practices diversity and inclusion.

Two schools earn Team Works community service award

Student-athletes at George Washington University and the Academy of Art University have earned the NCAA Team Works Community Service Competition award for their community outreach efforts.

2016 NCAA Theodore Roosevelt Award: Peter Ueberroth

If not for the opportunity provided by the water polo scholarship that resulted from a tryout, the future Time magazine "Man of the Year" said he wouldn’t even have attended college. Peter Ueberroth’s experience at San Jose State served as a springboard to a career spent at the highest levels of business and sports.

Search firm president named Champion of Diversity and Inclusion

As a former college athletics administrator and now the president of a search firm, Betsy Alden has long worked to support the interests of ethnic minorities and other underrepresented populations. For her outstanding efforts, an NCAA committee is recognizing Alden as its Champion of Diversity and Inclusion for the winter quarter.

Condoleezza Rice to receive Ford Award

Named in recognition of Gerald Ford, the 38th U.S. president and a member of two University of Michigan national-championship football teams, the award honors an individual who has provided significant leadership as an advocate for college sports.

Northern Illinois wins diversity and inclusion award

Northern Illinois University’s athletics department has earned the NCAA and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association’s 2016 Award for Diversity and Inclusion. The department will receive the honor at the NCAA Convention in January in San Antonio.

2016 NCAA Inspiration Award: O.J. Brigance

Brigance’s battle is moving, but the people who knew him best when he was Rice’s star defensive player in the late 1980s say ALS didn’t make him an inspiration, it simply found its way into a man who already was one: Today, he is the same person who once wrung every drop of sweat from his teammates on the field and who was their conscience off of it.

Lauren Hill, O.J. Brigance to receive 2016 NCAA Inspiration Award

The Inspiration Award is presented to a coach or administrator currently associated with intercollegiate athletics, or to a current or former varsity letter-winner at an NCAA institution. It is reserved for people who, when confronted with life-altering situations, used perseverance, dedication and determination to overcome their trauma.

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