Awards and Honors

Silver Anniversary Award winner: Pellom McDaniels

McDaniels had a successful career as a football player at Oregon State University, and later in the National Football League, but found himself constantly striving to learn more about the world and the people around him. He now works as a college professor and faculty curator at Emory University.

Silver Anniversary Award winner: Brent Lang

Brent Lang is CEO and president of Vocera Communications. The former Michigan swimmer credits his leadership style, in part, to time as a student-athlete and interactions with swimming hall of famer Jon Urbanchek.

Silver Anniversary Award winner: Jennifer Azzi

The coach of University of San Francisco’s women’s basketball team was an Olympian who helped paved the way for women’s professional basketball in America.

NCAA honors 2015 Silver Anniversary Award winners

Six former student-athletes will receive the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award for their achievements. The 2015 recipients are Jennifer Azzi, Brent Lang, Pellom McDaniels, Bernard Muir, Mike Mussina and Tamyra Rogers.

Colorado State University honored for athletics and campus diversity and inclusion initiatives

Colorado State University has earned the NCAA and MOIC Award for Diversity and Inclusion. The award celebrates colleges, universities and athletic conferences that embrace diversity and inclusion in their campus and community initiatives.

Five NCAA student-athletes among 2015 Rhodes Scholars

Five NCAA student-athletes are among the 32 American students who will represent the United States as 2015 Rhodes Scholars, the Rhodes Trust announced Saturday.

April Holmes to receive 2015 Inspiration Award

Paralympian and former student-athlete April Holmes will be honored with the 2015 Inspiration Award at the NCAA Convention in January in Washington, D.C.

Former Alabama Swimmer John Servati named 2015 recipient of NCAA’s Award of Valor

Former University of Alabama swimmer John Servati named 2015 Award of Valor recipient. Servati gave his life to save another’s during a tornado in Alabama, and is awarded for his bravery and courage.

Elizabeth Tucker named 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year

Former soccer student-athlete Elizabeth Tucker, a University of Notre Dame graduate, is the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year. Now in its 24th year, the Woman of the Year Award recognizes female student-athletes for outstanding academic achievement, athletics excellence, community service and leadership. Tucker is the first women’s soccer student-athlete to be named NCAA Woman of the Year since the program began in 1991.

2015 Today's Top 10 winner and Woman of the Year finalist: Megan Light

Megan Light, an Emory softball player, plans to pursue a career in global health, traveling the world and educating impoverished communities about proper nutrition and other health habits.

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