Silver Anniversary Award

NCAA announces 2019 Silver Anniversary Award recipients

Six former student-athletes will receive the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award in January, recognizing their collegiate and professional achievements.

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 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.

2018 Silver Anniversary Award: David Morrow

Hailing from Troy, Michigan, David Morrow never dreamed of attending an Ivy League school, let alone becoming a college athlete.

2018 Silver Anniversary Award: Jason Elam

Jason Elam may be best known as a longtime star NFL kicker and two-time Super Bowl champion with the Denver Broncos, but he has devoted himself to a higher calling.

2018 Silver Anniversary Award: Nnenna Lynch

Nnenna Lynch, a seven-time All-America distance runner and national champion in the 3,000 meters at Villanova, long had a sense of how she wanted to contribute away from the track.

2018 Silver Anniversary Award: Jim Hansen

The son of an aeronautical engineer, Jim Hansen always believed he would design airplanes, which led him to study aerospace engineering at Colorado.

2018 Silver Anniversary Award: Julie Foudy

Julie Foudy grew up a Southern California sports fanatic in the 1970s. The Mission Viejo, California, native watched the Los Angeles Lakers and Rams, but her favorite sport wasn’t on television.

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.

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